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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 2962-2974
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.365


Performance Evaluation of Mini Tractor Operated Rotary Weeder Cum Fertilizer Drill
Regatti Venkat*, Pramod Mohnot and Dharmendra
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, CAET, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujarat, India

*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Developed rotary weeder cum fertilizer drill was operated by the mini-tractor using three-point linkage, it performs both the operations of intercultivation and fertilizer application at a time. Experiments were conducted in field by varying forward speed ranged 1.8-2.0 kmh-1, 2.5-2.7 kmh-1 and 3.0-3.2 km h-1. Calibration of the machine was conducted at laboratory condition and at field condition. A 42.67 % more fertilizer was dropped at field calibration on comparing with that of fertilizer dropped at laboratory calibration. The highest effective field capacity of developed machine was found out as 304×10-3 hah-1 at the forward speed of 3.0-3.2 km h-1. The highest field efficiency, highest weeding efficiency and lowest plant damage of developed machine were obtained at 1.8-2.0 km h-1forward speed of operation. The highest field efficiency, highest weeding efficiency and lowest plant damage of developed machine obtained were 86 %, 91.23 % and 3.62 % respectively. The lowest fuel consumption of developed machine was obtained as 1.30 lh-1 at 1.8-2.0 km h-1 forward speed.


Keywords: Rotary weeder, Fertilizer drill, Calibration, Plant damage, Weeding efficiency
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Regatti Venkat, Pramod Mohnot and Dharmendra. 2020. Performance Evaluation of Mini Tractor Operated Rotary Weeder Cum Fertilizer Drill.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 2962-2974. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.365