Hoeing


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Hoeing

 

breaking the top layer of the soil between plants; a method of caring for row crops. It was formerly done by hand, using hoes. With the development of mechanization, hoeing has been replaced by cultivation and other methods of interrow soil tillage.

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The head is also smaller than the traditional Dutch hoe which allows for far more accuracy when hoeing near plants.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the weed management in maize using hoeing and intercropping with Mimosa caesalpiniifolia.
ha-1 alone at 15 DAS or followed by hand-hoeing at 30 DAS, foliar spray of sorghum and sunflower water extract at 15L ha-1 at 20 and 40 DAS, sorghum mulch at 6 t ha-1, and hand hoeing at 15, 30 and 45 DAS, (Table 1).
Weed dry weight was 300 g m-2, 257 g m-2, 225 g m-2 and 157 g m-2 less in hand weeding, hoeing, tine cultivator and Nominee 100 SC respectively than no weeding.
A shallow hoeing that scrapes tiny weeds off at the surface is better than a deep hoeing or tilling since there is less moisture loss from the soil, its easier, and you are less apt to nick root vegetables.
In addition to basic organic weed-control methods, such as hand-weeding, shallow hoeing, and deep mulching, innovative techniques, such as creating "weed moats," can help protect your garden from Bermuda grass, puncture vine, and other troublesome plants.
Experts said that farmers should perform hoeing by hand to remove weeds in case of availability of manpower and keep the soil soft,besides making its access to air easy.
I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and t felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
Weeds can either be controlled by hoeing and hand-weeding, or by applying chemical weed killers.
For many of the youths digging, hoeing, hacking and chopping, it is their first experience with standard tools.