Since its domestication in the Levant more than 10,000 years ago, faba bean ( Vicia faba ) has been an important grain and vegetable crop for global cuisines and cultures ( Caracuta et al. 2015 ; Flint-Hamilton 1999 ). Faba bean is popular in
This article is a review of the current status in planting and transplanting equipment and practices for vegetable crops. A review of horticultural and agricultural engineering literature is supplemented by information from an informal survey of members of American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) committee PM-48, Fruit and Vegetable Production Engineering, and other engineers and horticulturists working in this field. Areas covered include precision seed metering, seed placement, and high-speed transplanting with automated plant handling.