A History of Corn: Hand-held Corn Planters and Checkrows

In this second part of his three-part series about the history of corn farming in the U.S., Sam Moore examines the slow evolution of hand-operated corn planters and the importance or row markers.

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The planter
Image from The Growth of Industrial Art, published in 1892 by Benjamin Butterworth, U.S. commissioner of patents, and reprinted in 1976 by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers