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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 3577-3589
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.420


Design, Development and Performance Evaluation of Manually Operated Two Row Trolley Type Vegetable Transplanter
P.V. Thorat1, K.B. Jhala2 and M.L. Jadhav3
1CAET, JAU, Junagadh- 362001, India
2CIAE, Nabi bagh, Bhopal- 462038, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

India ranks second in vegetable production. However the average yield of vegetables in India is still lower than that in many Asian countries. Transplanting of plug seedlings is a manual and labour-intensive operation. In peak season due to unavailability of labours, timely transplanting is not possible. Cost of labours being increased day by day and therefore manual transplanting is becoming uneconomical. Proposed transplanter was designed on the basis of morphological parameters of seedlings, agronomical requirements and ergonomical consideration for transplanting two rows (4 seedlings) at a time. The jaw is main operational part of vegetable transplanter which was fitted at the bottom of hollow delivery tubes (4 numbers) for transplanting. Maximum field efficiency of 86.75 % was obtained for 4 weeks age of seedlings on bare bed. In general effective field capacity was found as 0.014 ha/h for 6 weeks age of seedlings on mulch bed. Minimum cost of operation was considered 672.74₹/ha for 6 weeks age of seedlings on mulch bed. Maximum cost for transplanting 1000 seedlings using the vegetable transplanter was observed to be ₹114.43 as against ₹156.38 when done manually. Assuming an annual use of transplanter as 250 h, the payback period was found as 926.74 hours or 3.71 years.


Keywords: Vegetable transplanter, Age of seedlings, Types of bed, Cost of operation, Field efficiency.
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Thorat Pankaj, V., K.B. Jhala and Jadhav Mahesh, L. 2017. Design, Development and Performance Evaluation of Manually Operated Two Row Trolley Type Vegetable Transplanter.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 3577-3589. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.420