1981 - Volume #5, Issue #6, Page #22[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Get Low-Growing Weeds
To solve the problem and make his last pass through bean fields as effective as possible, Kroese built a frame of salvaged angle iron and mounted a pair of comfortable car seats on either side of the tractor just behind his wick-type weeder. Mrs. Kroeze and a daughter, Nancy, use plastic squeeze bottles to squirt a few drops of Roundup on those few plants left below as they ride by. "We like the drops from the squeeze bottles better than a spray gun because there's less chance for drift," says Kroeze. The set-up cost $15, plus shop time.
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