Spading implements & Raised beds

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflondon at mindspring.com
Fri Mar 9 00:49:53 EST 2001



> <sgilman at netheaven.com> wrote:
> 
>      For a book in progress on "Holistic Organics" (having to do with
> systematically intercropping habitat for beneficial organisms in the
> field or garden for pest and disease control) I am researching how
> growers utilize raised beds in general and how they use appropriate
> technology ­­ and spaders in particular. Here, I'm interested in
> spader brand names, tillage widths, horsepower required, cost of
> implements and commercial availability as well as how they work in
> conjunction with other tillage and planting operations. Also, how well
> do they incorporate organic matter and what are the overall soil
> effects --  on compaction, aggregation, aerobic decomposition, etc ?
> Thanks.
> 
> Steve Gilman
> Ruckytucks Farm
> 130 Ruckytucks Road
> Stillwater, NY  12170
> 518/ 583-4613

These links may be of use to you. See also the ATTRA website
(also see my ATTRA links at EcoLandTech)

Gardening Handtools Sourcelist
http://www.ibiblio.org/ecolandtech/documents/gardening-hand-tools.faq

Smallfarm machinery, equipment, handtools information
http://www.ibiblio.org/ecolandtech/orgfarm/tools/ 


-- 
Lawrence F. London, Jr.  ICQ # 27930345  
lflondon at mindspring.com  london at ibiblio.org  
http://www.ibiblio.org/ecolandtech  EcoLandTech



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