I think it is a good idea, although it could demand quite a bit of power.
As a possible refinement, might high frequency or pulses work better than
DC? It would be fun to try this, pleasantly dangerous. Any
electrically-minded people on the Sanet?
I turned up these papers on Agricola, but they didn't have abstracts.
AU: Vigneault,-C.; Benoit,-D.L.; Mclaughlin,-N.B.
TI: Energy aspects of weed electrocution.
SO: Rev-Weed-Sci. Champaign, Ill. : Weed Science Society of America.
1990. v. 5 p. 15-26.
AU: Diprose,-M.F.; Fletcher,-R.; Longden,-P.C.; Champion,-M.J.
TI: Use of electricity to control bolters in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris
L.): a comparison of the electrothermal with chemical and mechanical cutting
SO: Weed-Res. Oxford : Blackwell Scientific Publications. Feb 1985. v.
25 (1) p. 53-60.
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