|Better Farming Series 14 - Farming with Animal Power (FAO - INADES, 1977, 57 p.)|
|Tools for use with animal power|
|Choice of tools|
The seed drill is used for putting seeds in the earth. To sow seeds of different sizes such as millet, sorghum, cotton or groundnuts, a part of the machine has to be changed. There are different parts for each size of seed.
The seed drill is difficult to regulate. You must follow the advice of the dealer who sells the drill, or of the extension service technician.
Oxen can pull a seed drill that sows several rows at once.
A seed drill costs a lot: between 9000 and 15000 CFA francs. Several farmers can get together to buy a drill between them.