Southeast peanut farmers discover tool for killing glyphosate resistant pigweed
GrassWorks Weed Wiper, The Rotating Weed Wiper that Works, has been used for years with much success in controlling noxious weeds in hay and pasture operations. The past few of year's crop producers have also discovered the success of managing their weed problems with the GrassWorks Weed Wiper. Rope-wick type applicators have been around for years and were often some device fashioned by the producer, the effectiveness against weed problems was very marginal at best. Farmers complained that if the rope wick application was wet enough to kill the weeds, it would drip in the middle and be dry on ends. Farmers all across the nation, have found the GrassWorks Weed Wiper, manufactured in the United States is their answer for an economical, easy and efficient weed management system for killing weeds.
This year, Southeast peanut farmers discovered a huge success with the GrassWorks Weed Wiper for wiping and killing Round up Resistant Pigweed. Fields infested with pigweed were wiped at 4 to 10 mph, with a very successful kill, increasing the producer's profit margins from chemical savings and harvesting cleaner crops.
GrassWorks Weed Wiper manufactures a model available for any row crop producer. Our tractor mount units now have a high lift available for wheat, sorghum/sudan, millet, soybeans, cotton, rice and peanut producers. This new feature allows extra height for your row crop needs.
GrassWorks Weed Wiper, the ultimate weed control system eliminates any drift and drip concerns onto your crops. This roll on paint brush application provides the following:
--Cost pennies per acre in chemical use
--Quick and easy to apply
--Can be used even with windy conditions
--Eliminate the worry of drift problems
--Kills only the weeds, not your crop, allowing no drift and no drip
The GrassWorks Weed Wiper weed control system will work and be totally different from any other contact applicator due to the rotating steel drum. As it is driven it turns in the opposite direction that the GrassWorks Weed Wiper is traveling, so that you get a good wiping action on the plants that you are trying to get rid of. This rotating action does several things.
First, it allows us to run the carpet material very saturated and therefore have a lot of chemical available to apply to the targeted weeds. Because it is rotating, it eliminates the drip.
Second, it is applying the chemical to the bottom or underside of the leaves and stems, allowing plant kill to be easier because of greater porosity. This is applying the chemicals to the weakest part of the weed.
Third, with the adjustable height we are only putting the chemicals on the targeted weeds and not wasting chemicals on grasses and clovers that we want to keep. Adjustable height ranges from zero inches to 5 feet.
Normal operating speeds are 6-10 MPH. With these speeds we are getting better than 8.5 acres per hour with our 10' units or approximately 15 acres with our 20-foot units.
The chemical of your choice can be used at a 20:1 ration. This mixture will have a chemical cost per acre that is very inexpensive, yet very effective, and therefore pays for the investment of the GrassWorks Weed Wiper in chemical savings alone. (any type of chemical can be used)
Different units can be custom built with sizes to fit any farming operation.