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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 1287-1292
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.151


Performance Evaluation of Small Tractor Operated Crop Residue Slasher for Sunflower Crop
Shital Sonawane1*, Rohit Nalawade2 and V. P. Khambalkar3
1Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, CTAE,
MPUAT, Udaipur-313001, India
2Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, PDKV, Akola, India
3Department of Farm Power and Equipment, ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal – 462038, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Burning of crop residues generates large amount of pollutants leads to the cardiorespiratory diseases. Also, it has negative impact on organic matter, nitrogen and other micro and macro soil nutrients. Soil incorporation of crop residues is one of the best alternatives to the crop residue burning. Sunflower, having most of the cultivable area in Karnataka and Maharashtra has proved to be very beneficial for the improvement of soil productivity. The current research work focuses on the evaluation of the small tractor operated crop residue slasher for incorporation of sunflower stalks into the soil. The various performance parameters were tested on the field. It was found that mean length of cut during the test was11.5 cm. Average slashing efficiency was observed to be 88.20 per cent. The effective working speed of slasher was found to be 1.99 km/h. The fuel consumption litre per hour was observed to be 4.6 lit/h. The effective field capacity, theoretical field capacity and field efficiency of machine was found to be 0.11 ha/h, 0.17 ha/h and 64.7 per cent respectively for forward speed of 2.90 km/h.


Keywords: Crop residue, Slasher, Soil incorporation
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Shital Sonawane, Rohit Nalawade and Khambalkar, V.P. 2020. Performance Evaluation of Small Tractor Operated Crop Residue Slasher for Sunflower Crop.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 1287-1292. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.151