John Deere 7000 No-Till Planter, 1978

Summary

Deere and Company introduced their first commercially successful no-till or minimum tillage planter in 1978. Rolling disks open a furrow for a seed, and another set of rolling disks cover the seed. Conservation tillage reduces wind and water erosion, but no-till does not mean no chemicals. Farmers may apply commercial fertilizers, herbicides to control weeds, and insecticides to control pests.

Deere and Company introduced their first commercially successful no-till or minimum tillage planter in 1978. Rolling disks open a furrow for a seed, and another set of rolling disks cover the seed. Conservation tillage reduces wind and water erosion, but no-till does not mean no chemicals. Farmers may apply commercial fertilizers, herbicides to control weeds, and insecticides to control pests.

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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