Report D036 *****
Creeping thistle in under-grazed meadows
Demonstration: Display, talk to and work alongside 15 Herts older generation volunteers.
A machine as wide as this does not exist: we formed a 30 metre workforce line, stretching across the pasture. Each member carried a Chisel Hoe, as we advanced slowly over the pasture, taking out Creeping thistle as we came across it. There wasn’t a very large amount to remove, so we covered a large area quickly. Even if the thistle had been more of a problem, such a large force would have tackled it in no time.
Assessment: when the individuals make up a workforce number ten or more, and they are properly organized, the work-rate is remarkable. No machine is ever as large or so intelligent in its work