- Weed Management System

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CombCut is developed for weeding coarse weeds in crops like cereals, corn, native prairie and seeded grassland. But You can also use CombCut weeding some vegetable crops like beans, onions and carrots. If you don’t want (or cant) to use herbicides CombCut would be your choice. Even if our machine is developed for organic production it will also work well for the conventional grower. With CombCut you can weed many of the herbicide resistant weeds

Claims and comments:

Wild mustard / charlock reduced with 70 – 80 % in first run. As always the results depends on timing and what crop you grow. Using CombCut also reduces the amount of seeds and therefore lessen the problems with wild mustard / charlock  over the years. 

Claims supported e.g. by:

  1. Our own field trials.
  2. Many growers using CombCut in Europe.

Canadian thistle, Creeping thistle, (Cirsium arvense).

Claims and comments:

Using CombCut in Canadian thistle infested fields can increase yield withas much as 94%according to Swedish research. This number is of course depending on how bad the fields are infested with thistle but we have had very high numbers also from other sources. The above number 0f 94% comes from a 3 year field trial in barley conducted by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Cutting is retarding the growth and development of Canadian thistle and reduces seed production significantly. Add in competition from a crop and the production of seeds will reduce additionally. ComCut can thus also be used to cut the flowers and seed heads to prevent seed dispersal. (87 – 100% reduction of produced flower buds)

Cutting reduces the amount of biomass (above-and underground) of Creeping thistle over time. Add in competition from a crop and it reduces the amount of produced biomass (Above-and underground) of weeds further. (68 to 89% reduction of above-ground dry matter (plant), and 66 to 79% reduction of underground dry weight (root)

Deep plowing is a good method to fight thistles in grain production, but it is costly and very energy consuming. Tests in 2014 in Norway with the selective weed cutter CombCut show that this may be an option to control the thistle in organic grain production. Using CombCut weeding Canadian Thistles in oat increased yield with 39%. 

Claims supported e.g. by:

  1. Report (2011) from “Department of Crop Production Ecology – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences”, Uppsala, Sweden.
  2. Article (2015) Norwegian Extension Service Ostafjell, Norway.
  3. Growers mainly from Sweden & Norway. 
  4. Our own field trials.

Sow thistles (Sonchus sp.)

Claims and comments: 

CombCut works well weeding larger species of sow thistles.

Claims supported e.g. by:

  1. Growers mainly from Sweden & Norway. 
  2. Our own field trials.

Wild oat (Avena fatua)

Claims and comments:

With CombCut you can cut wild oats above your crop with good results

Claims supported e.g. by:

  1. Our own field trials in Sweden.

Dandelion (Taraxacum sp.)

Claims and comments:

Huge reduction of flowers will lessen the future spreading with seeds.

Claims supported e.g. by:

  1. Our own field trials.

Lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium sp.)

Claims and comments:

about 99% of the lamb’s quarters cut just above the soy beans. Reducing growth of the weeds and lessens the seed problem for next year.

Claims supported e.g. by:

  1. Our dealer and growers in Germany.

Blackgrass (Alopecurus myosuroides)

Claims and comments:

Its possible to use CombCut weeding mouse foxtail in cereals and we have statements from growers that reduction has been like 50% just in the first run.

Claims supported e.g. by: 

  1. Our dealer and growers in the Netherlands. 
  2. Growers in UK.

Common in Europe with experience from different growers and our own field trials.

  • Docks and sorrels (Rumex sp.)
    • Note: CombCut works nice on larger species. Good results from many growers in Europe
  • Poppy (Papaver sp.)
    • Note: reduces seed pods and lessens the problem over the years. Good results from UK grower
  • Cornflower, Bachelor’s button (Centaurea cyanus)
    • Note: reduces seed pods and lessens the problem over the years. Good results from Swedish grower

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