A finger weeder is a tool that allows growers to deal with weeds in the areas of the inter-row where other cultivation and sprays might miss them. It uses hard or soft rubber “fingers” that can be adjusted depending on the size of weeds and conditions.

In this video, AHR agronomist Marc Hinderager from the VG16078 – Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection Phase 2 (SWICP), demonstrates how a finger weeder can be used, the setup, costs and benefits. Marc also discusses its compatibility with other technology and practices and where to get one.

NSW grower Matt Camenzuli talks through his thoughts and experiences using the finger weeder, noting that with a bit of trial and error you could get it working really well. Matt mentioned the ability to reduce labour and chemical use, and how simple the finger weeder was to setup.