George Esterly patented a horse-drawn straddle row cultivator in 1856, and A.C. Howard of Australia invented a rotary cultivator with revolving blades in 1912. The BF Avery Company developed a tractor-mounted cultivator in 1918. The International Harvester Company developed an integral-mounted cultivator in 1925.
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Melody Lee worked as a newspaper reporter, copywriter and editor for 5 years. In addition, she has edited magazine articles and books. Lee holds a degree in landscape design and is a Florida master gardener. She has more than 25 years of gardening experience, which includes working at nurseries and greenhouses.