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    #16
    Originally posted by vjls View Post
    mize for weed control that grazon is what we put on pastures and can turn horses and cows back out an hour later its great stuff
    I would strongly recommend that you avoid the use of herbicides! Grazon (made by Dow Chemical) is a different chemical than Round-Up, but both have come under a ban in European countries due to suspicions about toxicity, including cancer risk. According to NuTurf Australia, Grazon is a hazardous chemical that acts as a skin, eye and respiratory irritant. It can cause damage to the lungs if swallowed and may cause pain and irritation on skin contact. Also, if you have any intention of selling your produce as organically grown, you cannot use Grazon (or Round-Up) on your land.

    https://www.hunker.com/12003813/what...azon-herbicide

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      #17
      My oldest son will run the farmish stuff and is dead set against any herbicides. His plan is to turn and then solarize the planting areas, so we won't actually have much to harvest in 2020 as he prepares the soil. Pest control is mostly chickens and/or baby turkeys as both are rather prolific bug eaters.
      T3 complete since Sept 2015.

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        #18
        Originally posted by Mize View Post
        My oldest son will run the farmish stuff and is dead set against any herbicides. His plan is to turn and then solarize the planting areas, so we won't actually have much to harvest in 2020 as he prepares the soil. Pest control is mostly chickens and/or baby turkeys as both are rather prolific bug eaters.
        that's pretty neat solarize ur planting area chickens great for flylarve and great eggs they run loose around the barn keeps fly control

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          #19
          Mize, that is great. Have you seen the film "The Biggest Little Farm"?

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            #20
            Cutting grass can suck up a lot of time, although some people enjoy it. If you have good soil, planting is always preferred. You can also rent land to local farmers. Regardless, if you have 3-5 acres of grass, you'll want professional equipment which is quite expensive.

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              #21
              There is a guy on youtube named David Kott, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Z...qkF8ZLU2cwYKuw, who is converting a zero turn mower to drive from his powerchair. he has some snowblowers he is setting up topush with his powerchair too.
              http://about.me/joshuawinkler

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                #22
                I built a remote control lawn mower which has been running for four years. I made it the hard way with old wheelchair motors batterys alternator and controller. The easy way is buying a zero turn and mounting two servos to the hand levers and you have a remote control mower add a camera and you have FPV. Many you tube videos and some commercial rip offs like RCmowers charging like 7x the cost. Trust me its not that hard.

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                  #23
                  get yourself a cow or sheep, goat and sit back and watch them mow it for you!

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                    #24
                    If you can transfer good/decent and are in decent shape, you should be able to transfer onto most any zero turn mower. Same goes for ATV's, UTV's etc. UTV's would require hand controls, not terribly hard to do.

                    As for tractors, and other large equipment? I myself would go for a single lift on a pick up, but LifeEssentials wants $30-35k for their lift..... In the process to try to modify a service body crane to essentially accomplish the same thing for pennies on the dollar compared to their lift.

                    Skid loaders, JCB makes a side entry machine, which is what I would get if I was buying new. I run our Case 75XT no problem, sometimes it can be tricky getting into, but it's not that bad. Been in a Takeushi machine a few years ago, it was quite the gap between the bucket and cab, needed a 2nd person to help. Caterpillar loaders, they're easy to get into.
                    T8/9 (2-24-06)
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