Mechanical weed control
Mechanical weed control involves the uprooting of weeds using various tools.
On semi-hard surfaces (gravel paths) or in crops, weed control takes place with such tools as weeders, wheel cultivator or market garden hoes, other hoes…
Manual oscillating weeders or weeders mounted on a market garden hoe (American hoe) consist of a sharp steel blade mounted on a swinging mechanism so that the tool maintains an angle of attack both when pulling and pushing the tool.
On hard surfaces (slabs, water streams), this work is done with motorised rotary brushes possibly supplementing thermal weed control.