That's AMAZING To Watch! Topping Tulips With A Homebuilt Topping Machine
The main objective of the topping process is to prevent seed formation and distribution onto the soil... They do this so that the plant will focus its energy into growing the bulb instead of the flower, because they will harvest the bulbs.
Typically, a set-aside cover crop is topped in July or August, to prevent seed production and subsequent soil contamination leading to germination and regrowth.
Check out this unusual machine video from The Netherlands...
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