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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 2411-2422
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.274


Performance Evaluation of Tractor Operated Plastic Mulch Laying Equipment for Black and Silver Colored Plastic Mulches
Siddesh Marihonnappanavara1*, M. Veerangouda1, K.V. Prakash2, Sunil Shirwaland B. Maheshwara Babu4
1CAE
2Dept. REE
3Dept. FMPE
4Dept. SWE, College of Agricultural Engineering, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur 584 104, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A tractor operated plastic mulch laying equipment was developed in the department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, CAE, UAS Raichur. It was developed to mechanize the conventional plastic mulching operation. A plastic mulch roller was mounted on the main frame of equipment. A 35 hp tractor was used as a power unit for both plastic mulching and drip laying operations. The plastic mulch laying equipment was tested in the field condition. Effect of operational parameters viz. type of material, width of plastic mulch and forward speed on soil moisture content of plastic mulched soil beds after 10, 20 and 30 days of plastic mulch laying were recorded. It was observed that soil moisture content was increased as the width of the material increased for both types of materials. However, higher moisture content was observed for the black colored plastic mulch for l200 mm width of plastic mulch at all the forward speeds. Theoretical field capacity of tractor operated plastic mulch laying was found to be 0.36 ha h-1. Effective field capacity of tractor operated plastic mulch laying was found to be 0.24 ha h-1.


Keywords: Plastic mulches, Soil moisture, Soil temperature, Press wheel assembly
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Siddesh Marihonnappanavara, M. Veerangouda, K.V. Prakash, Sunil Shirwal and Maheshwara Babu, B. 2018. Performance Evaluation of Tractor Operated Plastic Mulch Laying Equipment for Black and Silver Colored Plastic Mulches.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 2411-2422. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.274