Every issue of Hobby Farms magazine, our editors search for items useful to hobby farmers, whether heavier equipment such as tractor attachments, garden soil, useful tools, innovative helper items or accessories for livestock management. So take a look at the things we found that can help your farm run better.
The Earthquake VERSA front tine tiller cultivator (pictured above) can weed, mulch and aerate soil as a cultivator. It will also work as a tiller with its high-performance 99cc engine. Prepare wide open spaces of land in the spring, maintain rows in the summer and do major cleanup in the fall.
Exhalt WDG Insect Growth Regulator
Exhalt WDG Insect Growth Regulator provides control by causing a gradual reduction in the population in and around livestock facilities. The product interrupts the life cycles of labeled pests, including flies, darkling beetles, crickets and German cockroaches. The elimination of adult insects occurs gradually and becomes visible one to two weeks after application. Tank-mixable, the granules can be put into water to dissolve and apply as a liquid spray.
Beyond Peat All-Purpose Garden Soil
Beyond Peat All-Purpose Garden Soil is specially formulated for in-ground growth of vegetables, fruits and herbs. Each bag contains professional-grade organic fertilizer mixed and ready to use right out of the bag for seeding, transplanting and growing. Each bag feeds plants up to three months. Raised bed and potting soil formulas are available, too.
Hemp Pet Bedding
The naturally-grown Hemp Pet Bedding from Eaton Pet and Pasture for brooders and nesting boxes is soft, absorbent and odor-eliminating, a great replacement for shavings.
From Bottle Calf to Beef-Filled Freezer
Author Leeann Ulics Moos wrote From Bottle Calf to Beef-Filled Freezer: A Beginners’ Guide to Raising Your Own Beef for people interested in raising cattle for the first time. The book is designed to walk the reader through the process in a non-intimidating and fun manner. Find her page on Facebook by searching Leeann Ulics Moos-Author or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fusion Drill Adaptive Cultivator
The Fusion Drill Adaptive Cultivator attaches to any cordless drill and creates a powerful and lightweight (6.6 pound) tilling option. With an adjustable tilling width up to 8 inches and depth up to 5.5 inches, perfect for mixing and aerating soil in raised beds and small plot gardens.
Steiner Flail Mower
The Steiner Flail Mower lets you transition between rough cut and finish mowing on the fly with two different knife options. No additional deck necessary.
This article originally appeared in the May/June 2022 issue of Hobby Farms magazine.