Performance Evaluation of Three Row Animal Drawn Multi Crop Planter cum Herbicide Applicator
Publication Date : 10/01/2021
A three row animal drawn multi crop planter cum herbicide applicator was developed at Swami Vivekanand College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology and Research Station, IGKV, Raipur. laboratory tests and field trials were conducted to evaluate the performance of developed machine. Three crops namely soybean, green gram and maize were selected to conduct the performance evaluation of the machine. The tests were conducted to evaluate the machine on the basis of seed rate, nozzle discharge rate, pressure developed in sprayer boom, speed of operation, field capacity, field efficiency, draft requirement and power requirement. Cost of operation was also calculated. The average seed rates for soybean, green gram and fodder maize were found out to be 77.85 kg/ha, 17.66 kg/ha and 42.86 kg/ha respectively. The average draft requirement of the implement was 440.92 N. The average speed of operation was 1.80 km/h. The average power required was 0.22 kW. The average field capacity and mean field efficiency was 0.143 ha/h and 73.8 per cent respectively. The average discharge of boom was 965.2 ml/min. The average pressure developed in the boom was 254.97 kPa. The average cost of operation was determined as ₹543/ha.
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