No-Till Planter, 1978

Summary

This is the first commercially successful no-till or minimum tillage planter introduced by Deere and Company in 1978. Rolling disks open a furrow, or trough, for a seed, and another set of rolling disks close the furrow. Conservation tillage saves topsoil from wind and water erosion, but farmers usually apply more herbicide, and use additional fossil fuel while cultivating.

This is the first commercially successful no-till or minimum tillage planter introduced by Deere and Company in 1978. Rolling disks open a furrow, or trough, for a seed, and another set of rolling disks close the furrow. Conservation tillage saves topsoil from wind and water erosion, but farmers usually apply more herbicide, and use additional fossil fuel while cultivating.

Artifact

Planter (Agricultural machinery)

Date Made

1978

Agriculture
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Agriculture

Object ID

95.17.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Deere & Company

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal

Color

Green
Yellow

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