“Arado de Tubo” Planting Implement

6 March, 2018 - Thesis

fromĀ Billie R. DeWalt – Appropriate Technology in Rural Mexico: Antecedents and Consequences of an Indigenous Peasant Innovation, in widespread use by the early 1950s, the tube was originally crafted from maguey leaves.

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and the improvedĀ sembradora, designed in consultation between farmers and blacksmiths, with a modified plowshare for increased depth so the seeds could reach the subsoil moisture level (~ 20 cm), reinforced frame, and welded tube:

sembrador mexican folk farming implement

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