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AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS- SIMPLE FARM TOOLS



AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS

TYPES AND USES OF SIMPLE FARM TOOLS OR IMPLEMENTS.

During agricultural production farmers carry out many farm operations or activities such as land clearing, felling of trees, digging, planting of seeds, harvesting and processing of crops. The tools that are used by the farmer to carry out these activities are called farm tools or





farm implements. They include the cutlass, rake
, file, sickle
, spade, shovel, hoe, go-to-hell, axe, pruning saw and many others.
1. CUTLASS:
the cutlass or machete consists of a wooden or rubber handle and a long flat metal blade, the blade is mostly sharpened on one side. The other is usually blunt and is held with one hand during use.

USES OF A CUTLASS

The various uses of a cutlass are as follows,
i. Land clearing or brushing
ii.Planting of seeds and transplanting seedling
iii. Weeding
iv. Harvesting of Yam



v. Digging of holes
vi. Cutting of woods

2.

HOE:

the hoe has short, broad metal blade and a long wooding handle. It is usually held with two hands during use, standing astride and bending.



TYPES AND USES OF SIMPLE FARM TOOLS OR IMPLEMENTS.
During agricultural production farmers carry out many farm operations or activities such as land clearing, felling of trees, digging, planting of seeds, harvesting and processing of crops. The tools that are used by the farmer to carry out these activities are called farm tools or




USES OF HOE


i. Weeding
ii. Making ridges, beds and heaps
iii. Planting of yam, cocoa-yam, cassava and others
iv. Harvesting groundnut9
v. Uprooting of stumps
vi. Digging

3.

SPADE:

the spade consists of a rectangular steel blade and a long wooden or iron handle. The handle terminates in a loop for easy handling.

USES OF A SPADE

I. Uses for digging holes e.g. when transplanting seedlings
II. Leveling of the soil
III. For making of beds or ridges
IV. Used for spreading manure
V. Turning of compost manure

4.

SHOVEL:

the shovel has the same features as the spade. However
,




the metal blade is oblong and curved in shovel. Like spade it is held with two hands while standing use.

USES OF A SHOVEL


i. For leveling of the soil
ii. Spreading of manure on the bed
iii. Turning of compost manure
iv. Digging holes and transplanting seedlings
v. Lifting and carrying of soil or manure IMAGES OF FARM TOOLS





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HERE YOU WILL FIND EVERY AVAILABLE TOPICS ABOUT AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY. AND THE LINKS TO THEIR VARIOUS SOURCES.
1. DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE
2. IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE
3. SUBSISTENCE AGRICULTURE
4. COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE
5. PROBLEM OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
6. SOLUTIONS TO POOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
7. AGRICULTURAL LAWS AND REFORMS
8. ROLES OF GOVERNMENT IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
9. AGRICULTURAL POLICIES
10. PROGRAM PLANNING IN AGRICULTURE
34.
FORESTRY
35. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
36. FACTORS AFFECTING LAND AVAILABILITY
37. TOPOGRAPHY
38. SOIL
39. BIOLOGICAL FACTORS
40. SOCIAL-ECONOMIC FACTORS
41. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
42. CLIMATIC FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
43. TEMPERATURE
44. RAINFALL
45. WIND
46. SUNLIGHT
47. SOLAR RADIATION
48. BIOTIC FACTOR AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
49. PESTS
50. BIRDS
51. DISEASES
52. SOIL MICRO-ORGANISMS
53. SOIL PH
54. ROCK FORMATION
55. IGNEOUS ROCK
56. SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
57. METAMORPHIC
58. SOIL AND ITS FORMATION
59. FACTORS OF SOIL FORMATION
60. LIVING ORGANISM
61. PARENT MATERIALS
62. SOIL FORMATION TOPOGRAPHY
63. PROCESS OF SOIL FORMATION
64. WEATHERING
65. PHYSICAL WEATHERING
66. CHEMICAL WEATHERING
67. PRESSURE
68. WATER
73. BIOLOGICAL WEATHERING
74. CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL COMPOSITION OF THE SOIL



75. SOIL WATER
76. MICRO AND MACRO NUTRIENTS
77. SOIL MICRO ORGANISM
78. PROPERTIES OF SOIL
79. SOIL STRUCTURE
80. SANDY SOIL
81. CLAY SOIL
82. LOAMY SOIL

83. SOIL TEXTURE
84. IDENTIFICATION OF SOIL TYPES THROUGH EXPERIMENTS
85. RETENTION OF WATER BY VARIOUS SOIL TYPES
86. DETERMINATION OF SOIL PH REACTION
87. COLORIMETRIC DETERMINATION OF SOIL PH LEVEL
88. PH SOIL TEST
89. PLANT NUTRIENTS
90.
MACRO NUTRIENTS IN GENERAL
112.
THE MAINTENANCE OF SOIL FERTILITY
113. CROP ROTATION
114. APPLICATION OF ORGANIC MANURES
115. FARM YARD MANURE
116. APPLICATION OF INORGANIC MANURE

117. LIMING
118. FARMING PRACTICES
119. BUSH BURNING
120. CLEARING

121. FERTILIZER APPLICATION
122. ORGANIC MANURING
123. FARM YARD MANURE

124. HUMUS
125. COMPOST
126. CROP ROTATION
133. FARM POWER AND MACHINERY
134. SOURCES OF FARM POWER
135. HUMAN SOURCE
149.
PLOUGHS
142.
FIELD MACHINES
157.
PLANTERS
164.
SIMPLE FARM TOOLS
165. AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION
166. THE CONCEPT OF MECHANIZATION





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