Spading implements & Raised beds

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

> <sgilman at> 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

Smallfarm machinery, equipment, handtools information 

Lawrence F. London, Jr.  ICQ # 27930345  
lflondon at  london at  EcoLandTech

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