The Sustainable Agriculture Network has published *two* books that
directly address these two issues.
Steel in the Field: A Farmer's Guide to Weed Management Tools. 1997.
Included in this 128-page book are:
* Case studies of a Wisconsin farmer who uses cover crops AND
flaming for vegetable crops; and a California farmer using flaming.
* Descriptions of row-crop and backpack flamers,and how to use them.
* Two pages of HOT TIPS for flaming, and contacts for equipment
and more information.
* LOTS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TILLAGE TOOLS!
Steel in the Field ($18) is available from the Sustainable Agriculture
Network (SAN). See below for more information.
Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 2nd Edition. 1998. Released on July
15, 1998, this 212-page book explains in detail how to use rye and about
two dozen other cover crops for weed control and for the many other
benefits commonly attributed to cover crops. $19 from SAN.