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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 2482-2487
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.282


Performance Evaluation and Economic Analysis of Developed Manual Mulch Laying Machine
Ashish Kumar Kerketta, Sheen C. Moses, Suryakanta Khandai and Surendra Pal
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, VSAET, SHUATS, Allahabad, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Globally every year over 80,000 square kmof agricultural lands are covered with plastic mulch films. These benefits lead to higher yields (by up to 100% for certain crops) in early duration crops (by upto one month) and in some case the ability to grow certain crop, which would not be possible without the mulch film. The performance of the newly developed manual mulching machine was evaluated. The average draft recorded 45.7 kgf was at an angle of inclination of 35.50° with speed of operation varies from 1.3 to 1.36 km/hr. The average power required for developed mulch laying machine was found to be 447.86 N. The actual field capacity of mulch laying machine was found to be 0.113 ha/h, whereas the theoretical field capacity was found to be 0.162 ha/h. It was found that the actual field capacity of developed mulch laying machine varies by 0.1 in comparison to manually mulch laying.


Keywords: Plastic mulch, Manual, Field capacity, Draft, Theoretical, Actual
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Ashish Kumar Kerketta, Sheen C. Moses, Suryakanta Khandai and Surendra Pal. 2018. Performance evaluation and Economic Analysis of developed Manual Mulch Laying Machine.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 2482-2487. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.282