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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 3516-3528

Design and Development of Groundnut Planter for Power Weeder
A. Anil Kumar*, Ch. Ramulu, B. Laxman and G. Kishore
College of Agricultural Engineering (ANGRAU), Madakasira, Andhra Pardesh–515301, India
*Corresponding author

Groundnut is the sixth most important oilseed crop in the world. The technology constitute one of the major solutions to low productivity and the expansion of the production area associated with traditional hand tools used by the rural farmers The planting operation is one of the most important cultural practices associated with crop production. The basic idea for mounting of groundnut planter to the power weeder is “the negative draft generation of the power weeder helps to reduce the positive draft requirement of groundnut planter”. The row to row spacing was also measured at different locations; it was observed that 30 cm spacing between two rows throughout the field. The depth and width of furrow opener was measured under field condition. It was observed that, the average width and depth of furrow opener was 10 cm and 5cm respectively for entire row. Developed power weeder drawn groundnut planter consists of one ground wheels of diameter 38.12 cm, three no. of plates provided mounted on the rotating shaft. The entire attachment was fixed on the frame. Ground wheel rotates the power transmit with the suitable gears and chain and rotate metering unit (3 plates) with attached spoons. Total length of the machine 1.2 m and width is 90 cm.

Keywords: Groundnut planter, Power weeder, Positive draft, Negative draft

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Anil Kumar, A., Ch. Ramulu, B. Laxman and Kishore, G. 2017. Design and Development of Groundnut Planter for Power Weeder.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 3516-3528. doi:
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