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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(2): 2291-2295
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.259


Performance Evaluation of Power Weeder for Paddy Crop
Narendra H. Tayade* and Birbal Sahu
Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kanker, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A power operated single row weeder for inter row weeding was evaluated in rice crop and compared with traditional methods of manual weeding in farmers field at Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kanker (CG). The power weeder consisted of engine, blades assembly and transmission system. In this study, field experiments was conducted in paddy field during the year 2018-19 kharif season to evaluate the working capacity, weeding efficiency, costs of operation and energy required per unit area were calculated. The result indicated that actual field capacity was 0.044 ha/h with a field efficiency 67.19 per cent and weeding efficiency was found to be 81.88 per cent. The minimum cost of weeding operation was observed under power operated weeder i.e. Rs. 1580 ha-1 whereas in farmers practice cost was Rs 5108 ha-1. Similarly energy –cost ratio was 2.02 Rs MJ-1 and 14.33 Rs MJ-1 in power operated weeder and in farmers practice respectively.


Keywords: Field capacity, Single row power weeder, Weeding efficiency, Energy consumption
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Narendra H. Tayade and Birbal Sahu. 2020. Performance Evaluation of Power Weeder for Paddy Crop.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(2): 2291-2295. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.259