Mechanization in Canada
Authors: Downing, C. G. E.
Description: The emphasis on increased mechanization in Canada derived from two quite separate sources. One was the economic drive for greater productivity. This is expressed particularly in western Canada by greater acreage of land per farm unit. The other was the reduced farm labour supply which became very acute during World War II when an increase in production was required. The most important factor in the mechanization of Canadian farms has been the continued increase in the use of farm tractors. This has been followed in all areas by the use of specialized machinery and other power units. Such units have been designed not only to reduce the actual man-hours of labour required in the production, management, and marketing of farm products, but also to reduce the physical labour needed for these same operations. Mechanization has generally moved forward rapidly in Canada but some areas have made greater advances than others. The rate of progress has been affected by soil type and crop ping practices as well as climatic, geo graphical, sociological and general economic conditions.
Keywords: mechanization in canada
Citation: Downing, C. G. E. 1962. MECHANIZATION IN Canada. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 4(1):17-17.
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