Jua Kali Intermediate Technology

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Results of Hand/Foot Planter PDF Print E-mail

Using the Planter

The planter is rocked back and forth as the foot/hand pushes it into the ground.

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Finally it is pushed away from the operator and the seed and fertiliser are dropped down the tube and fall into the slots created through the mulch.

On pulling out the tool some soil falls to cover the seeds or a foot can be used to close the holes.

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Hand Weeding Tools PDF Print E-mail

Wheel Weeders

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Mechanical Weed Control
Weed competition causes greater reductions in crop yield potential than any other single factor. Small scale farmers world wide suffer the same problem. They attempt to control the weeds with tools, often designed for some other purpose, which operate very slowly and often loosen the soil thus creating conditions for valuable moisture loss.

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