The substantial range of tillage and seeding equipment is outlined in Tillage and Seeding Machines, EOLSS on-line, 2002) and summarized in Tables 5 and 6. Broadcast seeding and seed drilling are classical methods that are popular for sowing cereals (wheat, barley and oats) into cultivated soil.
The mechanization of farming in developing countries has been very uneven. In certain parts of Africa, in Java, and in many hilly regions, farmers still till their fields with hand tools even though animal tillage has been common in other parts of the world for thousands of years. While draft animals have completely disappeared in North America, Europe, and Japan, they have been widely accepted in Senegal only in the past few decades.