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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 13th, 2017

    at The Seed Farm, 5854 Vera Cruz Rd., Emmaus, PA 18049 Our 3rd annual Spring Plant Sale will feature a wide variety of high quality plants, along with supplies for your home garden

Corporate SponsorshipMarch 1st, 2017

To a new farmer, one growing season can be the difference between nurturing farm dreams and launching a business. Helping to make these dreams come true is incredibly resource intensive. Only 12% of

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