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 With the development of mechanization, hoeing has been replaced by cultivation and other methods of interrow soil tillage.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In fact, hoeing can be a pleasant activity that does a better job of weed control than a tiller and leaves garden plants in better condition.
There are a couple of points worth remembering about hoeing - do it as early as possible to avoid seedlings emerging; it's best done when the soil surface is dry as the weeds stand much less chance of re-rooting if the soil surface is dry and finally that you have the right length hoe as it is important that you are as upright as possible when hoeing to make it easy on your back.
Thus, to determine the advantages in terms of weed control in maize, the combination of one hoeing (two hoeing are commonly performed in the cultivation of maize) with the planting of gliricidia or other leguminous arboreal plants was performed.
Therefore, there is a scope to increase yield by adopting integrated weed management approaches including tillage systems, competitive cultivars, use of crop residue as mulch, hand hoeing, and herbicides in DSR (Chauhan, 2012).Seeding of rice at the optimum time is very important for obtaining high yield and good quality kernels (Chauhan, 2012).
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.
I've tried hoeing and digging this beast, but the stems go really deep and in all directions.
Time-saving tip: Use the right hoes for the right job -a draw hoe is for hoeing between straight rows of vegetables and is good for hooking weeds out from borders.
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.
It's not good for heavy hoeing. It's available with a short or long handle.
The rainwater should be drained into empty fields and farmers should also pay attention to removing weeds and must perform hoeing after rain, he said.
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.