Propane-powered flame weed control is growing in popularity because it's an environmentally friendly alternative to herbicides that is equally effective. It works by using intense heat to rupture plant cells, causing the weed to wither and die. Flame weed control can be used in a variety of weather conditions and growth stages, and it allows farmers to return to the field immediately after treatment. This is a great weed control solution for the growing number of organic farmers, as well as an alternative for others interested in reducing herbicide use, or tackling herbicide resistant weeds.
Propane-powered flame technology is proving to be an effective method for weed control. PERC has conducted research on flame weed control methods in partnership with:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
Flame Engineering (Red Dragon)
Equipment is available from partner Agricultural Flaming Innovations (AFI).