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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 3943-3948
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.463


Performance Evaluation of VNMKV Developed Power Weeder
P. A. Munde*, R. T. Ramteke and S. N. Solanki
Department of farm Machinery and Power Engineering, CAET, VNMKV, Parbhani, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Weeding is tedious and labour consuming operation in Agriculture .More than 33 percent of the cost incurred in cultivation is diverted to weeding operations there by reducing the profit share of farmers. Power weeder was developed and its performance was at Department of farm Machinery and Power, college of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, VNMKV, Parbhani. The weeding efficiency was 83.60 and 84.48 percent for soyabean and turmeric respectively with plant damage percentage of 4.6 and 6.7 percent. The effective field capacity, field efficiency of developed weeder was 0.45, 0.47 ha per day and 84.28 percent and 81.42 percent respectively. The fuel consumption for weeding in both crop was 0.61 and 0.58 lph respectively for soyabean and turmeric crop. Operation cost by developed weeder is less than other two methods. It saves 35.50 percent and 20.00 percent over the manual weeding and weeding with the help of bullock hoe energy required foe weeding the one hectare by traditional human power with the help of kurpi is 328.52MJ/ha ,by traditional bullock hoe is 660.82MJ/ha and by developed weeder is 524.86MJ/ha.


Keywords: Power Weeder, Energy requirement in weeding, performance evaluation
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Munde, P. A., R. T. Ramteke and Solanki, S. N. 2020. Performance Evaluation of VNMKV Developed Power Weeder.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 3943-3948. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.463