Contained within this volume is a comprehensive treatise on the various different machines used in planting crops, with information on seeding, drilling, transplanting, and other mechanical methods of crop planting. Written in clear, plain language and including a plethora of helpful illustrations, diagrams, and charts, this text provides a wealth of information on the subject. It will be of much value to the farmer, or student of agriculture. Although old, much of the information contained within its pages is still relevant today, making this a worthy addition to collections agricultural literature. The chapters of this volume include: 'Plant Population Requirements', 'Factors Affecting Final Stand', 'Planting-Surface Profiles', 'Mechanical Functions of a Seeding Machine', 'Seed-Metering Devices', 'Furrow Openers', 'Covering Devices', 'Broadcast Seeding', 'Airplane Seeding', 'Grain Drills', etcetera. We are proudly republishing this vintage book, now complete with a new introduction on agricultural tools and machinery.