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Seed drill

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Seed drill See 6th Drill, 2 .
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Usage

In literature:

Upon each drill the seed has been sown in one continuous line from end to end of the field.
"Corporal Cameron" by Ralph Connor
The front part of the room was well filled, rows of listeners showing themselves like a drilled-in crop of which not a seed has failed.
"The Hand of Ethelberta" by Thomas Hardy
The popular practice is to sow the seed in drills about 2 to 3 feet apart so that horses may be used for cultivation.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
There are a number of seed drills made for planting vegetable seeds which are good machines.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
I seed them drill this morning; a pretty green lot they was.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
Roll down the ridges with a light roller, and drill in the seed.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
When sown in drills, less seed is required, but usually the seed is sown broadcast.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
Fewer seeds will be needed if the barley is planted by means of a drill.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
An ounce of seed should plant about 150 feet of drill.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
When cultivated for its pods, the seeds should be sown in drills two feet apart, and the plants thinned to nine inches in the drills.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Then stir the soil, and sow the seeds in shallow drills, placing sticks by them, to mark the different kinds.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
The fertilizer should be drilled into the ground prior to the seeding.
"Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
The seeds should be sown in drills 15 ins.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
The seed should be finely spread in drills 4 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
The seeds are sown broadcast, in drills, or in pockets, amongst the lallang.
"The Preparation of Plantation Rubber" by Sidney Morgan
Seed drills, 24, 25, 26, 27.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
They should be detached and stored, and the following April may be sown like seeds in drills about two inches deep.
"Beautiful Bulbous Plants" by John Weathers
Modern growers often grow the seeds in the open in April on a nicely prepared bed in drills about 6 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
That primitive farmer does not sow his seed by means of "drills" in symmetrical rows.
"The Syrian Christ" by Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
The seeds are black, very small, and sowed in straight drills.
"Fifty Years in Chains" by Charles Ball
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In news:

Have developed the Pro Mag Wheel system, which works with all conventional seed planters and drills.
Topics that will be discussed include: Iden's six acres of oilseed radishes, advantages and disadvantages of oilseed radishes, using Soil and Water Conservation District drill to sow radishes and seed sources of radishes .
The 3S-5000, Great Plains' widest grain drill, can seed up to 30 acres an hour.
The 3S-5000, Great Plains ' widest grain drill, can seed up to 30 acres an hour.
Great Plains Manufacturing's 20' 2007HD air drill features twin 82-bu hoppers that can be used for both seed and fertilizer.
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