Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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Advanced Machinery Engineering and Manufacturing Systems
While attempts to control weeds in row crops using flaming alone normally have resulted m lower yields than when weeds were controlled by mechanical and/ or chemical methods, this probably was due both to thermal damage to the crops and to inadequate weed control. The specific objectives of this project were to determine:
• If the air-curtain method of flaming improves on previous flaming techniques
• If flaming as the principal means of weed control needs supplementary weed control measures
• If flaming gives better weed control than conventional chemical methods.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Lalor, William F. and Buchele, Wesley F., "Field Experiments with an Air-Curtain Flame Weeder" (1969). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 985.