Weeding the garden is not a difficult task, but it must be done on a regular basis. If you’ve done it, we’re sure you’ve wished there was a way to simply make the weeds disappear.
While this is impossible, farmers have recently begun using something that comes close—flamethrowing tractors. They are actually a solution devised by organic farmers to return to a method that has been used for thousands of years.
This method essentially entails attaching rows of flamethrowers to a tractor, which then systematically burns away the weeds that grow between the crops to combat the scourge of weeds without the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides.
Flame Engineering, Inc. developed this radical new solution, which reports that, while it may appear extreme at first, it is a logical and scientific method.
According to the company:
“We like to call flame weeding a ‘slow kill.’”
In fact, the process is quite gentle, as the flames do not directly set fire to many weeds. The method destroys the plant structure in the weed’s leaves, preventing photosynthesis and, as a result, weed growth.
Furthermore, “even on large weeds (over 6′′), you will see a stunting effect and, in some cases, a kill within a few days, depending on how established the root system is and how long the plant was exposed to heat.”
This technique has numerous advantages:
- Weeds are destroyed all the way down to the roots because the flames destroy the cell structure within the leaves and prevent the weed from growing further, causing the roots to die.
- This method eliminates the possibility of weeds returning.
- The method saves time and effort. It is quick, and even larger weeds are killed within a few days. Furthermore, driving across the field with flames is much easier than tilling it or pulling up the weeds one by one.
- You no longer need to use any of the harmful pesticides and herbicides that harm vegetables and fruits, which is great in light of new herbicide regulations and the growing demand for “organic” foods.
As a result, the outcomes and benefits of this recent innovation are impressive, and it has the potential to improve our lives!