1627: Publication of first experiments in Water desalination and filtration by Sir Francis Bacon (1561–1626).

1701: Seed drill improved by Jethro Tull (1674–1741).

18th century: of the horse-drawn hoe and scarifier by Jethro Tull.

1780s: Selective breeding and artificial selection pioneered by Robert Bakewell (1725–1795).

1842: Superphosphate or chemical fertilizer developed by John Bennet Lawes (1814–1900).

1850s: Steam-driven ploughing engine invented by John Fowler (1826–1864).

1901: First commercially successful light farm-tractor invented by Dan Albone (1860–1906).

1930s onwards: Developments in dairy farming systems pioneered by Rex Paterson (1902–1978).