Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Automated Weeders Have Arrived in Vegetable Fields

The vegetable production areas of the Central Coast of California have lifted vegetable cultivation to a high art. Except for a 4-inch wide band around the seedline, growers cultivate the entire bed.

 

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