Flame Cultivator Kit

Tim Tenhet


Flame cultivation is the practice of killing unwanted weeds by burning them with fire fueled by liquid propane jet burners attached to cultivator shanks or layby skids. Used in a variety of different row crops, flaming is particularly effective in cotton since the cotton plant's stem is shielded from the flame by a protective bark coating. A small number of Mid-South producers utilized flame cultivation in 1992 with favorable results, particularly targeting climbing vines like morningglory.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pg. 71
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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