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CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume III Plant Production Engineering, Chapter 1 Machines for Crop Production, Part 1.3. Seeders and Planters

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Citation:  CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume III Plant Production Engineering, Chapter 1 Machines for Crop Production, Part 1.3. Seeders and Planters, pp. 217-240  .(doi:10.13031/2013.36344)
Authors:   H. J. Heege, J. F. Billot
Keywords:   Keywords: 1.3.1. Introduction, 1.3.2. Seeders, 1.3.3. Planters

First paragraph: Seeders and planters are essential for the reproduction of crops. Their function is metering and placing in the soil of seeds or plants or of parts thereof. Thus, seeders are used for generative reproduction, whereas planters aid in vegetative propagation. However, in some parts of the world, the term planter is used for a seeder. Both seeders and planters are either used as solo machines or in combinations with preceding soil cultivating machines. In some cases, combinations with fertilizing equipment also are common.

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