20 Simple Farm Tools And Their Uses

There are several simple farm tools that are used for various purposes at different stages of farming, from soil preparation to planting and harvesting. So in this article I will list at least 20 of those tools and their uses.

What are Simple Farm Tools?

Simple farm tools are handy tools made up of metals and wooden handles used mainly by peasant farmers. They make the work of farmers easier and faster by assisting the hands to apply force in farm operation.

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Simple Farm Tools and Their Uses

These tools are used for cultivation of arable crops, fruit, vegetable and flowers. They are:

Cutlasses: They are used for pre-planting activities like cutting down and clearing of grasses, bushes, and trees.

Hoes: They are horticultural hand tool used to shape soil, remove weeds, clear soil, and harvest root crops.

Rakes:  They are used for scooping, gathering, or leveling materials, such as soil, mulch, or leaves.

Hand forks: They are used for cultivating the soil, light weeding and transplanting seedlings.

Garden fork: They are simple farm tools used for loosening the soil top for transplanting.

Shears: They are used for cutting up dead wood or parts in a plant.

Pick axe: Used for lifting items necessary in the farming processes.

Spades: They are simple farm tools used for turning over the soil and also to support plant seedlings.

Hand trowel:  It is used for transplanting seedlings from the nursery bed to the main site in planting operation.

Shovel:  It is used for making garden paths, leveling the ground, and removing Stones or rubbish from the pathway

Secateurs: It is used to cut and trim away unwanted branches, weeds, and stems in the garden.

Watering can: It is used for the simple irrigation of crops in the dry season to prevent them from wilting and dying.

Harvesting sickle: It is used for harvesting of vegetables and cereal crops

Head pan: It is a simple farm tool used for transplanting seedlings from the nursery bed to the main site, carrying and mixing manure and fertilizers, and also carrying Farm produce.

Wheel barrow: It is used to moving waste materials, transportation of fertilizers, carry toolbox, etc.

Axe: It is used for felling of trees, splitting of logs, and dressing of logs for timber conversion

Pruning saw: It is used for trimming shrubs and trees

Budding knife: It is used to create a budding or graft union in plants.

Budizzor: It is used on farm animals such as cattle and sheep to crush the spermatic cord and stops the blood supply to the testes

Sprayers: It is one of the simple farm tools used for spraying insecticides.

Bolarinwa Olajire

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