The shovel is an important agricultural hand tool. It is primarily used in digging, but also useful for other purposes in the field. Different types of shovels are used for different uses. Shovels are used for the digging of soil, transporting and transplanting soil, digging out trenches, and to remove debris. Shovels are multi-purpose tools. They usually have a sharp, straight blade which is effective in digging all types of soil. Some types of shovels have a round pointed blade which makes it effective in scooping. These are used for transplanting soil. Shovels also come with narrow pointed blades that are used for digging out shallow trenches for sowing seeds and making irrigation channels.