At the beginning of the 17th century and continuing throughout the 18th, an agricultural revolution took place in England. English farmers were the most productive farmers of the century and were continually trying new methods of farming and experimenting with the new and various type of vegetables and grains. The cultivators upgraded the farm equipment from wood to metal. Horsepower was used in the fields to replace oxen as a source of power. Increased energy was placed into the breeding of livestock, the control of insects and the improved irrigation and farming methods. English farmers treated farming like a science.
Title: The Agricultural Revolution: 1750 1880
Author: Jonathan David Chambers