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Sara Runkel shows Johnny's 6-row seeder to 2011 Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production studentsThe Seed Farm's bed makerChisel plow (tillage equipment)The Seed Farm's disc (tillage equipment)Earthway SeederEarthway Seeder platesEuropean Seeder in ActionEuropean SeederEuropean Seeder seed plateGlasier Seeder close-upHatfield transplanterJohnny's 6-row seederAnton Shannon's row-markerSeed Stick, close-upPlanterPlanterNolt's water wheel transplanterNolts water wheel transplanterSara demonstrates the flame weeder, a great tool for managing broad-leaved weeds. Grass weeds have their growing point below the ground, making the flame weeder less useful for farms dominated by foxtail and other grassy weeds.A wheel hoe can be useful for managing weeds between beds or between wide-spaced crops.This hand hoe from Johnny's is a $15 multi-purpose miracle tool. Excellent for transplanting as well as hand hoeing in tight spaces, according to Sara.Other organic veg students have fun with the hula/ scuffle/ stirrup hoes for cultivating fava beans.Students also got a chance to see the Williams Tool System, a handy tractor-mounted weed management implement that includes adjustable tine weeders, cultivators, weed knife sweeps, and potato hilling disks.Students in Penn State Extension's Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production course get a chance to try out several types of hoes and weeders in the 'Weed Management' session.Sara Runkel, Seed Farm director, explains the importance of sharp tools while displaying the colinear hoe, an Elliot Coleman favorite.The basket weeder and I&J's low-residue cultivator are other important tools in an organic management system.Black plastic mulch is often an important tool in organic vegetable production. This is a bed-maker/ mulch and drip tape layer.

Plant SaleMarch 12th, 2019

Scroll down for opportunities to get involved!      The Seed Farm, 5854 Vera Cruz Rd., Emmaus, PA 18049 Our 5th annual Spring Plant Sale will feature a wide variety of high qualit

CSA Workshare ProgramMarch 6th, 2019

Announcing The Seed Farm's 2019 CSA Workshare Program Join our team in 2019 by taking part in the CSA Workshare Program! In exchange for working 3-4 hours per week between June and October, you

Make a DonationMarch 6th, 2019

and Help Grow the Next Generation of Farmers! Starting a new farm requires an incredible amount of money and know-how; and it is full of unexpected challenges. By providing new farmers with training,

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