Agricultural technology varies from the inventions of hoes and rakes to more advanced tools that include rainwater analysis and collection. Technology has primarily been adapted in the agricultural industry to help farmers increase their production yields and processes.
Early inventions were primarily adopted on individual farming establishments and shared with other farmers on a verbal basis. Advanced developments have even improved the way that technology is shared between farms. Conservation technology, such as new methods for preventing erosion, have evolved to help farmers reduce the negative impact of agricultural production on local waterways. In addition, farmers have focused on changing the way that they manage their crops to help protect the soil.