Killing Weed Seeds at Harvest: A Seed Impact Mill is Now a Reality in Virginia

A Redekop Seed Control Unit was installed on a John Deere S680 combine at Shockley Farms, near Cape Charles, VA. Bill Shockley is excited to try this new technology and expects it to help deplete the weed seed bank over time. Among other weeds, Italian ryegrass in wheat and barley as well as Palmer amaranth and common ragweed in soybean will be targeted.

Researcher: Michael Flessner, Virginia Tech

Farmer: Bill and Thom Shockley, Shockley Farms, Cape Charles, VA

Video: Claudio Rubione, University of Delaware