Weed-killing microwave technology

Sarah Allen —  January 9, 2011

Melbourne University’s School of Land and Environment reviews the use of microwave technology in weed management.

“Thermal runaway, if it can be induced in the plant stems, could vastly reduce treatment time for a given microwave power level, thus reducing the energy needed to treat weeds by an order of magnitude. This would make microwave weed control comparable in energy terms with conventional chemical weed treatment. “

See the full scientific report here.

Sarah Allen


Headstrong girl leaves the country for the big smoke, vowing to pursue an edgy career, void of marriage, children and farming. Then, said girl moves to the country, marries a farmer and has two children. I don't know what went wrong either... Now, amid raising two little boys on a farm with my husband, I'm slowly finding time to reclaim my creative pursuits. And so was born Crosshatch Media...