Agricultural Machinery and Technology and Their Usage in Agriculture
Various types of modern agriculture machinery and technology are used in different agricultural operations nowadays. Different levels in crop production include – Primary and secondary level tillage of the soil, Seeding and planting, Cultivation, Fertilizer application and distribution, Pest control, Harvesting, Irrigation, Drainage ,Transportation, Storage, Handling the residues of earlier crops etc.
Since the olden times, animals were the primary source of energy when it was about tough jobs in farming. Later on, steam power started replacing the same. And then gas-powered tractors took over, followed by diesel engines. In the developed nations, it caused lowering the number of farmworkers, however, farm production continuously increased with the use of agriculture machinery.
Technology in agriculture has transformed and increased production and quality of produces. In modern times, farmers who are doing heavy works on farms using traditional and old agriculture tools are wasting their health and time. A tractor that used to be known as a technological genius in the agricultural field is old news now. The modern farm machinery has upgraded the agricultural industry for the good. Some of the essential and most used machinery are Combine or Combine Harvester, Rotavator or Rotary Tiller, Plough or Plow, Tractor Trailer, Power Harrow, Leveler, water bowser, ripper machine, and disc harrow. Below we have mentioned a few of the latest agriculture machinery and their uses in farming.
Plough, a primary tillage equipment works as a tractor implement attached with a tractor and helps in tilling of land efficiently. This remarkable piece of agricultural machinery is used for preparing the land in the planting season.
Bigger in size a Combine works like a comb cutter for cutting the mature crops with threshing at the same time. A combine is one of the most upgraded machinery that helps farmers by saving long hours of the day wasting in harvesting activities.
The multi-crop combine harvester is designed in such a way that it is compatible for harvesting multiple grain crops such as wheat, corn, barley, grain sorghum, soybeans, oats, sunflower, rice. A modern multi-crop harvester makes harvesting faster so that the fields can be open for the next crop in minimum period of time, and the probability of production increases within the period.
Rotavator or Rotary Tiller
A rotavator or rotary tiller is specific machinery used for ploughing the farmland by a series of blades, used to turn up the earth. Rotary tillers are quite popular among farmers to make easy the preparation of seedbed in the farms. The equipment is mainly used for breaking soil in lawns, farms, gardens, etc. The use of rotary tillers has significantly increased in agricultural operations because of its simple built and high-end efficiency as tillage implements.
The disc harrow is one of the essential tillage implements that farmers can invest in to increase their production. This tillage equipment helps in breaking up lumps of the soil easily, efficiently and faster to give it a rich finish and to make a seedbed.
This tractor implements make the soil more levelled, smooth and surface obtained enabling it to create a moist environment for crops and reducing consumption of fertilizers, seeds, chemical and fuel.
With the use of the above mentioned modern agriculture machinery and technology nowadays farming has improved more like a science than art. The sole purpose of using the technology and machinery in agriculture is improving productivity, efficiency and making farming more sustainable.