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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 952-963
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.111


Estimation of Rice Losses while Harvesting the Crop by Manual Method and by Using Propeller Type Small Combine Harvester
K.T. Ramappa1*, H. Sharanagouda1, R. Udhayakumar2 and D.S.K. Devadattam1
1Department of Processing and Food Engineering, CAE, UAS, Raichur, India
2Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, GRI, Dindigul, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Rice is one of the main crops in Raichur district of Karnataka. During harvesting season, shortage of labour demands suitable machinery in this region. Field evaluation trials of self-propelled type small combine harvester for harvesting of rice crop were carried out and the results were compared with manual rice harvesting method. Studies on conventional method of rice harvesting revealed that, the average field capacity of conventional method was 0.009 hectare per hour and the average total grain loss was found to be 11.16 per cent. The cost of harvesting worked out for conventional method was 9,264.00 per hectare. However, the experiment conducted for small rice combine harvester revealed that the average field capacity and field efficiency were 0.123 ha/h and 90.25 per cent, respectively. The grin losses occurred with the machine was observed to be 5.43 per cent. The cost of operation was worked out to be 4,543.00 per hectare.


Keywords: Rice, Conventional harvesting, Self propelled combine harvester, Field capacity
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Ramappa, K.T., H. Sharanagouda, R. Udhayakumar and Devadattam, D.S.K. 2019. Estimation of Rice Losses while Harvesting the Crop by Manual Method and by Using Propeller Type Small Combine Harvester.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 952-963. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.111