The first planter in Europe was made in Greece in 1636. In 1830, the Russians installed a seeding device on the multi-plow plough to make a ploughing machine. The United Kingdom, the United States and other countries began mass production of animal grain grain drills after 1860. After the 20th century, traction and hanging grain drills and the use of pneumatic seed drills have emerged. In 1958, the first centrifugal planter appeared in Norway, and various precision seeders were gradually developed after the 1950s.
In the 1950s, China introduced grain drills and cotton planters from abroad. In the 1960s, it successfully developed a variety of models, such as suspended grain seeders, centrifugal seeders, universal rack seeders and air suction planters. And the grinding type seed metering device was successfully developed. By the 1970s, two series of sowing cultivators and grain combine planters had been formed and put into production. Various drills and hole drills for grain, row crops, pasture, and vegetables have been promoted. At the same time, a variety of precision seeders have been developed.