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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 2348-2356
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.269


Performance Evaluation of a Push-Type Manually Operated Garlic Planter
D. K. Kushwaha1*, U. B. Singh2 and C. P. Singh2
1Division of Agricultural Engineering, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute - 110012
2Vaugh School of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Deemed-to-be-University, Naini, Allahabad, India- 211007
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Garlic is a spice crop grown throughout the world. It is used all over the world as a valuable condiment for foods. It is also known for remedy or medicine for various ailments and physiological disorders. India is second largest producer of garlic in the world. Garlic planting, as well as harvesting, is labour intensive operation. The labor requirement for planting is approximately, 520 man-h/ha. Most of the planting of garlic is done manually with the help of hand tools like khurpi. Commercially, it is sown by the Khera method. Garlic cultivation is limited due to excessive labor and time requirement as well as the high cost of planting. Therefore, low cost, lightweight, and precise garlic planter is the need of the hour. A push-type manually operated garlic planter was designed and developed. The developed planter was evaluated in the field conditions. The performance parameters like depth of planting, hill to hill spacing, number of seeds per hill, soil cover over the seed, missing hills, operating distance, operating time, operating speed, field capacity and seed rate were checked. The result of testing of the hill to hill spacing, depth of seed placement, number of seeds per hill, soil cover over the seed, missing hills, operating speed and field capacity were found 7.36 cm, 4.98 cm, 1.1, 4.98, 13.46%, 3.31 km/h, and 0.0367 ha/h respectively.


Keywords: Planter, Garlic crop, Manually operated, Push type, Allium sativum
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Kushwaha, D. K., U. B. Singh and Singh, C. P. 2020. Performance Evaluation of a Push-Type Manually Operated Garlic Planter.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 2348-2356. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.269