Patent Number: 6,167,821

Title: Method and apparatus for fumigating soil

Abstract: A method and apparatus for fumigating soil in a manner to prevent or minimize escape of fumigating gases and in a manner to facilitate the planting of a cover crop at the time of fumigation. An apparatus for simultaneously treating soil with soil fumigant material applied at a full application rate includes a fumigant material applicator applying fumigant below the surface of the soil at a rate of at least 10 gallons per acre. The apparatus further includes a soil leveling apparatus, and a soil packer positioned between the applicator and packer. The apparatus further includes with a cover crop seed planter, with the soil leveling apparatus and packer being positioned between the applicator and planter.

Inventors: Beggs; Robert D. (Plainfield, WI)

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International Classification: A01C 23/00 (20060101); A01C 23/02 (20060101); A01C 5/00 (20060101); A01C 5/06 (20060101); A01C 023/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018