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European cultivation tools: modernizing the familiar

publication date: Aug 1, 2017
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Surely the craftsperson must not blame their tools, because the finest work is possible with the most rudimentary instrument. Yet in vegetable growing precise tools can be the difference between profit and loss, or laying down at night feeling just sore instead of broken. There is no scale at which well-designed and accurate tools do not lighten the farmer’s toil. Since my studies as a graduate student began at Michigan State I have been looking to Europe as the source of innovative and precise horticultural tools and machines.

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