The Agricultural Industry Benefits From Modern Equipment

Jun 10, 2019
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The agricultural industry supplies the food and milk needed to survive. In the past, humans had to do most of the work by hand from pulling carrots from the ground to carrying the ears of corn in from the field. Large scale operations simply do not have enough manpower to handle all the chores on the farm. Enter modern machinery and its ability to efficiently and productively handle some of these tasks.

Mixers

The ribbon mixer is a key machine that the agricultural industry uses to blend and mix fertilizers, potting soils and chemicals. In the days of old, farmers had to mix those things by hand. The mixer takes away that need for a seamless blend to grow nutrient-rich crops while eliminating weeds and unwanted pests

Harvester

There’s a variety of harvesters available to make harvesting various crops easier than ever before. Large machines can work huge fields including olive orchards. Smaller machines attach to the farmer’s tractor and can harvest potatoes, lettuce and other produce. Some even come with the ability to separate the crops from the weeds and dirt creating an even more efficient harvest.

Weeder

Maintaining a good crop requires eliminating unwanted plants or weeds. This is especially important in the early stages of plant growth. Many invasive species can take the nutrients away from the food crops. For those farmers not interested in using harmful chemicals to control weeds or simply want to use less of them, weeders plucks those unwanted plants capturing the roots and all. All that’s left behind is the originally planted crops.

Milk Machine

No longer does the farmer have to sit beneath the cow and handle the udders. Automatic milk machines allow workers to milk more than one cow at a time. The pumps attach to the cow’s udders and pump the milk into a system that deposits it into a container. The process improves the efficiency of milking cows, so consumers can enjoy more milk and cheese products. All of these machines enable farmers to supply consumers with more food than ever before.

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