Gizmos and gadgets from Missoula Technology and Development Center
By Brian Vachowski
USDA Forest Service’s Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) develops new equipment, produces training materials, conducts field evaluations, and initiates product searches for Forest Service employees and cooperators. Several recent projects of interest to nursery and reforestation employees include a shielded herbicide sprayer, an ATV-mounted native grass seeder, electric and plastic fences that exclude wildlife, a new seed scarifier, and an evaluation of reusable toweling for wrapping seedling roots. Here I provide details on these projects, including how to obtain additional information.
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