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Mechanical Weed Control Field Day 2018

Learn the principles and tools for precise mechanical weed control from farmers and industry experts

- See in-row cultivation tools demonstrated on vegetable crops.
- Learn about cultivation in Europe.
- Hear from Farmers who are using in-row tools.
- Meet with and learn from other growers and company reps.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 9:30 - 4:00
WHERE: PrairiErth Farm (Packing Shed), 2073 2000 Ave, Atlanta, IL 61723
REGISTRATION: $20 (Lunch Included)
 
Check us out on Facebook: facebook.com/mechanicalweedcontrol
 
DEMONSTRATION EQUIPMENT ON DISPLAY:
Cultivating Tractors:
- Hefty G
- IH274
- Super C
- Oggun
- Walk-behind Tractors
- All manner of Allis G’s
 
Tools:
- Finger Weeders
- William’s Toolbar System
- Reigi/Eco-Weeder
- Steerable Tool Bar
- Propane Flame Weeder
- Lilliston
- Flex-tine Weeder
- Torsion Weeders
- Walk-behind Tractor Cultivators
...AND MORE!!
 
ABOUT:
The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is the Midwest’s largest field day devoted to vegetable growers and mechanical weed control. Last year’s event was organized by Michigan State University and hosted at the school’s research farm in Lansing, Michigan. Due to overwhelming interest registration filled and farmers had to be turned away in order to comply with fire code. One hundred and thirty farmers attended from states all over the Midwest and Canada.
 
This year’s Midwest Mechanical Weed Control field day is being planned by Sam Hitchcock Tilton, an organizer of last year’s event and mechanical weed control professional, Hans Bishop, a vegetable farmer at PrariErth Farm and MOSES farmer of the year who has been a leader in modern weeding tools, and The Land Connection, an Illinois organization that promotes farmer training and land stewardship.
 
The field day is hosted by PrariErth farm in Atlanta, Illinois, which is centrally located in Illinois. Five cities of 100,000 people or more are within a 90-minute drive, St. Louis and Chicago are within 2 hours, and Madison, WI is within 3 hours. The Land Connection has an experienced staff that routinely organizes, promotes, and hosts farmer field days. The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is the best opportunity for farmers to learn about weeding tools and allied equipment through keynote speakers, talking with other farmers and company representatives, and seeing field demonstrations.

Check out press coverage and video from last year's Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day 2017:

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/huge-turnout-at-midwest-mechanical-weed-control-field-day

https://vegetablegrowersnews.com/photos/midwest-mechanical-weed-control-field-day/

https://vegetablegrowersnews.com/article/planned-flexible-system-key-weed-control/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6GQ1eS0rnY

 

REGISTRATION:

Contact Mallory@thelandconnection.org for registration questions. Register by phone at 217-840-2128.

For event questions, or to sponsor, please contact Sam Hitchcock Tilton at (414) 213-5337.

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