The Origin of the Invention of the Disc Plough


The earliest farmers used simple digging sticks or hoes to dig and cultivate farmland. After the farmland was dug, they threw seeds into the ground in the hope of a good harvest. Early disc plough were made of Y-shaped wooden sections, and the branches below were carved into a pointed end. The two branches above were made into two handles. When the plow was tied to a rope and pulled by a cow, the pointed end dug a narrow shallow ditch in the soil. Farmers can use A hand driven plow was created in Egypt around 970 BC. There is a simple sketch of a cow drawn wooden plow, which has little change in design compared to the first batch of plows manufactured as far back as 3500 BC.


Using this early plow on arid and sandy land in Egypt and West Asia can fully cultivate farmland, greatly increase crop yields, and increase food supply to fully meet population growth. Cities in Egypt and Mesopotamia are increasingly developing.

By 3000 BC, farmers had improved their plowshares by turning their pointed heads into sharp ‘plowshares’ that could more effectively cut through soil, adding a’ bottom plate ‘that could push the soil to the side and tilt it.

Cow drawn wooden plows are still used in many parts of the world, especially in light sandy areas. Early plows were more effective on light sandy soil than on damp and heavy soil in northern Europe. European farmers had to wait for the heavier metal plows introduced in the 11th century AD.


Ancient agricultural countries such as China and Persia had primitive wooden plows pulled by cows three to four thousand years ago, while the European plow was founded in the 8th century. In 1847, the disc plow was patented in the United States. In 1896, the Hungarians created the rotary plow. The plow is the most widely used farming machinery in the world. The disc plow has a strong ability to cut grass roots, but its coverage performance is not as good as the plow.

Post time: Oct-10-2023