Title: A Summary Research on Traditional Fertilizer Tools since Song Dynasty
Author: Duxinhao    
Jounal: 中国农史
YEAR: 2018
Vol.:
No.: 1
Page: 16-25
Abstract: With the increasing demand for fertilizer in agricultural production, the records of fertilizer tools have begun to be seen since Song dynasty, there were even special chapter for fertilizer tools in agricultural treatises during the Ming and Qing dynasties. In this paper, we narrative the agricultural tools using for fertilizer collection, fertilizer transportation and fertilization respectively, and analyzed the characteristics of traditional fertilizer tools. Finally, we took fertilizer tools as an example to talk about why China has no major breakthrough in the creation of agricultural tools during the Ming and Qing Dynasties from both the intelligentsia and agricultural practices aspects.