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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 621-626
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.076


Field Performance of Indigenous and Various Farm Implements at High Altitudes of Ladakh
Deldan Namgial1*, O.C. Sharma2 and Dorji Namgyal3
1High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute (HMAARI), Leh, Sher e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science & Technology of Kashmir( SKUAST-K), India
2Central Institute of Temperature Horticulture, Srinagar, J& K, India
3KVK Leh, J& K, India  
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In Leh district farming is becoming very costly due to scarce population, high cost of labor and lack of well equipped farm machinery. Thus a study was conducted to check the field performance of various tractor operated equipments under Ladakh condition. It was found that indigenous plow has lowest actual field capacity of 0.021 ha/hr. In addition, a comparative study was conducted between traditional method of sowing and tractor operated seed cum fertilizer drill at HMAARI, Leh, SUAST (K). It was found that the traditional method of sowing has an average seed rate of 360 kg/hac which is double the seed rate (180 kg/hac) in case of seed cum fertilizer drill. However, there was non- significant difference in their yield and biomass between two methods of sowing despite significant difference in their seed rate. Also cost analysis between two methods of sowing reveals a benefit cost of ratio of 5.3 in case of seedrill and 2.4 in case of traditional method of sowing with indigenous plow. Thus, it is recommended to farmers of Ladakh region to adopt modern and well designed seeding equipment like seed cum fertilizer drill to achieve higher productivity and field capacity.


Keywords: Actual field capacity, Indigenous plow, Seedcum fertilizer drill, Seedrate and benefit cost ratio
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Deldan Namgial, O.C. Sharma and Dorji Namgyal. 2019. Field Performance of Indigenous and Various Farm Implements at High Altitudes of Ladakh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 621-626. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.076