In actuality, weeds have been ᴋɪʟʟED by fire since 1852. The first flame weeding device for sugarcane fields was patented by John A. Craig. Oil and propane burners were widely utilized for weed management by the 1930s. Today, corn and soybean crops frequently use flame weeding. It may be used before the start of a new growing season or even after the crops have been sown. At a speed of 5 to 7 mph, the burners go through the fields.
Not all of the weeds are intended to be consumed by the flame. To prevent photosynthesis and weed growth, the temperature only needs to be high enough to ʜᴜʀᴛ the cell structure. It is feasible to reach a temperature of 500,000 to 1.2 million BTUs. On a typical stovetop, a burner only produces about 12,000 BTUs. Existing crops may be flame weeded as long as they are knee-high. One of the reasons this works so well is that we ʜɪᴛ the growing point of the weed rather than the growing point of the corn or soybean. You must direct your heat or flame there, as that is the crucial location.
However, as organic farming has grown in popularity, flame weeding and non-chemical weed management have also gained in popularity. We are beginning to notice a lot more of this now that organic production is picking back up, and men are looking for ᴍᴇᴛʜods of weed control and organic agriculture. Flame weeding is not a solution to every issue you have, especially when it comes to weed control. We still need to perform some mechanical cultivation, so the flame process isn’t quite complete. However, there is SOᴍᴇᴛʜING that stops many of those passes over the field.
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