Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Mechanized farming

Week 5

Subject: Vocational Aptitude

Topic: Mechanized farming

Reference: Effective vocational aptitude guide for primary schools book 6


Mechanized farming simply means the use of farm machinery to do farm operation. Mechanized farming has greatly increased the workers productivity of farm because farming operation that was formerly done by man and with farm animals are now easily carried using farm machines and implement.

Farm operation such as ploughing, harvesting, tilling etc are carried our using farm machines. This helps to reduce manual labourers and save time. Mechanized farming is a capital intensive business and such money needed can be gotten as loan from banks. It also requires huge amount of farmland.

Importance of mechanized farming

  1. Reduces amount of manual labour
  2. Increases farm productivity
  3. It reduces farm waste
  4. It enables mass production of food

Farm machineries and implements

Machinery/Implement��� ��� ��� ��� Function

  1. Planter��� ��� ��� ��� ������ used for planting crops
  2. Plougher��� ��� ��� ��� ��� used for ploughing the ground
  3. Tiller��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ����� used for tilling the ground
  4. Harvester��� ��� ��� ��� �� used for harvesting crops
  5. Ridger��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� used for making ridges
  6. Irrigator��� ��� ��� ��� ���� used for irrigating the farmland
  7. Tractor��� ��� ��� ��� ������ to drive farm implements


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils

Step II: Teacher introduces and explain new topic to pupils

Step III: Pupils are allowed to ask questions

Step IV: Teacher writes note on the boards for pupils


  1. What is mechanized farming
  2. List four importance of mechanized farming
  3. List five farm implement

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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