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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 4015-4024
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.462


Development of the Hand Operated Granular applicator for Creeper Crops
M. Sai Srinivas*, B. Raj Kiran, B. Sailaja and M.M. Krishna
College of Agricultural Engineering, Bapatla - 522101, ANGRAU, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Improper and inaccurate application of fertiliser causes abnormal and non-homogeneous soil fertility which is against to the objective of precision agriculture. As the conditions and land holdings are small and fragmented, power operated distributors are efficient but may result in wastage of power fertiliser granules due to its treatment away from the concentrated area. Initial purchase cost is high. Hence it is not affordable to small and medium scale farmers. Power operated applicator may not have versatility in spreading. The study is concerned on fertilizer application for creeper crops, where intercultivated equipment may not able to manure between the crop rows for fertilizer application. Even conventional manual dropping of fertilizer may also cause drudgery due to continuous bending during application at the root zone. This Paper suggests the hand operated applicator which is affordable for small scale farmers can drop and distribute the fertiliser in equal amount at concentrated area i.e. at the root zone there by reducing the wastage of fertiliser and drudgery. Maximum thrust is given for the application of gourd crops, cucumbers and other creeper crops.


Keywords: Distributor, Applicator, Fertilizer granules, Creeper crops.
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Sai Srinivas, M., B. Raj Kiran, B. Sailaja and Krishna, M.M. 2017. Development of the Hand Operated Granular Applicator for Creeper Crops.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 4015-4024. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.462