Seed Drill

England

1701-seed-drill.jpgEnglish agrarian Jethro Tull invents the first seed drill. The farming implement cuts small channels into the soil where the seeds are dropped. Unlike the “€œbroadcasting method” of simply scattering seeds, the seed drill allows for fewer seeds to be lost to birds and other animals, and makes it easier to weed crops.

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