Sunday, December 30, 2012

Small hand held weeder - for natural farming

Recently bought the weeder (Nejiri Scraper) from www.hidatool.com. This was introduced by Jason Stewart of Fukuoka farming group and on seeing found it useful and bought online by making payment through Paypal. The cost of one weeder was 10.9$ and international priority mail charge was 40.9$, I bought two such weeders and totally it costed me 62.7$. Hidatool sent the tracking information and hence could track it till it reached Indian airport, it entered customs clearance and after clearance complete there was no tracking and after a silent period, the parcel reached me. It took around 23 days to reach the parcel from US.

This tool is useful for me for weeding in the paddy field, when there is grass in between paddy plants. Since it is small in length can be used to weed between the plants, it is very sharp and cut the weeds very effectively. Only issue is that since the handle is small, we have to bend and do the work.  I haven't used it extensively, so more report on this later.

Here are some pictures....








2 comments:

jebin jacob said...

Would like to know your experiences with this..

Nandakumar said...

Hi,

I have tried using this tool for weeding in turmeric and it was OK.

http://farming-experiments.blogspot.in/2013/08/weeding-in-turmeric-using-nejiri-scraper.html


Regards,
Nandan