Again, technological ineptitude in Japan cannot have been the cause for such long delays. Practical development of horse-drawn harvesting combines started in the 1860s in California, where labor was extremely scarce.
Liquid pesticides cannot be applied without at least a hand pump. Even for pesticides in dust form, mechanized dusters achieve higher precision and reduce waste. Sprayers were developed at the same time as pesticides. In France, for example, spraying carts were widely used in vineyards in 1929.
Eastside Dairy Corn Silage Harvest 2020 Video I shot in September 2020 at Eastside Dairy Farm near Markle Indiana. In this video Zimmerman Family Harvesting is chopping corn silage for the farms dairy cow herd. In this video is a good mix of farm equipment in the field and back at the farm pushing and packing the corn silage.Agricultural mechanization has involved the partial or full replacement of human energy and animal-powered equipment (e.g. plows, seeders and harvesters) by engine-driven equipment. Most of this is tractor driven and to a lesser extent self-propelled equipment (including harvesters, sprayers, fertilizer applicators, planters and seeders). Agricultural mechanization has been pioneered in North America and Europe and more recently in Japan, and is now spreading rapidly throughout the world. Notwithstanding such progress, a significant element of human and animal powered mechanization remains, particularly in the poorer regions of the world.