Mechanisation, Irrigation, Agricultural Machinery

How Mechanisation Streamlines Agriculture

The mechanisation of agriculture is constantly changing. New innovations are making the processes better, easier, cheaper and faster. Agriculture needs to keep up to sustain all the mouths there are to feed and mechanisation is the way to do so.

The introduction of mechanisation in agriculture started in 1794 with the invention of the threshing machine which was used to remove seeds of grain from the stalks and husks – the rest is history! But since then, the mechanisation itself has changed; it is constantly improving in an effort to boost agricultural and food production.

By streamlining the processes involved in agriculture, produce is provided at a sustainable rate. Mechanisation can be implemented from start to finish which makes each step easier, faster and a quality result is yielded consistently. The mechanisation of agriculture has eliminated both the need for intense manual labour by farm workers and the need for working animals like horses and oxen that would usually be used to facilitate various large-scale agricultural tasks.

Soil Preparation Equipment

Soil preparation via mechanisation means that tillage, which would otherwise have been done manually by shovelling, picking and raking, is replaced by digging, storing and overturning by large machines. You can prepare hectares upon hectares for planting in a fraction of the time and labour costs.

Irrigation Systems

Agricultural machines like pumps, sprinklers and hoses used to water crops, define mechanised irrigation. The mechanised irrigation systems can be closely monitored and even controlled remotely. This is a huge step up from methods like flood irrigation which requires more water and is nowhere near as predictable or accurate.

Harvesters

Harvesting used to be done by hand – through the efforts of many workers at a time – and then by small-scale tractors; essentially the process used to take place on a much smaller scale compared to today where heavy-duty agricultural machinery, like the machinery provided by Top Crop, is used to do the job. A combine harvester can take an hour to do the same work that would require an experienced workforce of at least twelve people a whole day of hard manual labour to complete. A harvester can reduce the net cost of harvesting a crop.

The mechanisation of agricultural practices can improve the productivity of African agriculture in a way that will boost the economy to new heights. Top Crop provides for all your mechanised agricultural needs.

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