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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 1211-1217
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.140


Study of Economics of Manual and Mechanical Harvesting Method of Sorghum Crop
M.D. Nikam*, S.H. Thakare, V.P. Khambalkar and S.S. Karhale
College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Dr. P.D.K.V. Akola, (M.S.), India
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Abstract:

The performance evaluation of hydraulically operated sorghum harvester was evaluated in different field and for different varieties of sorghum at western block and Sorghum research unit during harvesting season of 2011-12. The system were evaluated according technical parameters like actual field capacity, field efficiency, fuel consumption and operating cost of harvesting method using standard procedure. The average operating speed of mechanical harvesting method was 2.29 km/h. Average Effective field capacity and field efficiency of mechanical harvesting was found to be 0.299 ha/h and 72.36 per cent respectively Average time required per hectare in mechanical harvesting 3.4 hr where as in manual harvesting it was 7.5 hrs with net saving of 54.67 per cent. Total man hours required per hectare in mechanical harvesting were 6.8 hrs where as in manual harvesting it was around 150 hrs. So, net saving in man hour’s requirement in mechanical harvesting over manual harvesting was around 95.47 per cent. Total cost of operation for harvesting by tractor operated sorghum harvester was found to be Rs. 3318.12/ha. In manual harvesting it was found to be Rs. 5000/ha. The net saving in the cost of operation per hectare was found to 33.64 per cent over manual harvesting.


Keywords: Sorghum harvester, Mechanical harvesting, Manual harvesting, Operating cost etc
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Nikam, M.D., S.H. Thakare, V.P. Khambalkar and Karhale, S.S. 2017. Study of Economics of Manual and Mechanical Harvesting Method of Sorghum CropInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 1211-1217. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.140