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 holds a degree in landscape design, is a Florida Master Gardener, and has more than 30 years of gardening experience. She currently works as a writer and copy editor. Her previous jobs include reporter, photographer and editor for a weekly newspaper.