Agricultural Technology

Technology refers to the sum use of information, processes, techniques or devices that are used to make production easier. In agriculture, it is used to refer to any technology used in farming or other agricultural activity. There are many types of agricultural equipment: they range from hand tools and power tools to tractor. Every stage of agriculture has some technology that is used to help the farmer use less labour and cut the cost the farmer may encounter during the various stages of agricultural production. The farmer has to plant, harvest and deliver his produce on time.

The farm tractor is used for pulling or pushing agricultural machinery or trailers, for plowing, tilling, disking, harrowing, planting, etc.

Farmers have a variety of choices when it comes to equipments. They can use rakes, which spreads and merges hay before it is baled.

Machinery types:

  1. Combines
  2. planters
  3. sprayers
  4. balers.

Combiners

The harvester is used to collect seeds and edible parts of the plant. It does three operations: reaping, threshing and winnowing. This is done in a single process. The machine can harvest oat, rice, barley, soybean, corn, wheat, rye, flaxseed, and other edible seeds. The harvester saves time and reduce cost in labour. This machines is one of the most economic labour saving machine.
A plough tractor is a tilage implement used to prepare the soil for planting. It loosens the soil and helps kill weeds or competing plants.

Planters

Planter machines place seeds into the ground. They put the seeds in rows less than a foot apart.

Sprayers

Sprayer

Balers

A hay tedder helps the farmer spread out the hay crop. It helps the crop to dry out before being raked and baled.

New technology is changing the way we farm. It helps us to be less wasteful in the use of fuel, seed, or fertilizer.