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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 3779-3788
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.447


Performance Evaluation of Mechanical and Manual Harvesting of Sugarcane
Karengula Gopi*, Jinukala Srinivas, Nenavath Manikyam, Ramineni Harsha Nag, Durgam Maheshwar, Bestha Anjaneyulu and Ch. Sravan kumar
College of Agricultural Engineering, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

India is one of the most sugarcane producing countries in the world which covers 18.52% area and contributes 18.45% sugarcane production of the world. Medak is the leading producer of sugarcane in Telangana. With a goal to establish performance measures for sugarcane harvesting, four field trials were conducted in the sugarcane crop fields of Kohir Mandal, Medak district. The height of cut of canes above the ground by sugarcane harvester was observed to be at an average of 4.1 cm whereas by manual harvesting, it was at an average of 10.8 cm. The total time taken to harvest one acre by sugarcane harvester was 3 hours whereas by manual harvesting was about 9 hours. The field capacity obtained for mechanical harvesting was 0.141 ha/h whereas for manual harvesting, it was 0.045 ha/h. From the present study in four different field trials, total harvesting cost per ton was calculated to be Rs.841 and Rs.1500 for mechanical harvesting and manual harvesting respectively. Wider row spacing with mechanized harvesting would prove to be profitable in terms of cane yield and harvesting cost rather than adopting narrow spacing with manual harvesting means.


Keywords: Sugarcane, Height of cut, Time taken, Field capacity, Harvesting cost, Wider row spacing, Narrow spacing
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Karengula Gopi, Jinukala Srinivas, Nenavath Manikyam, Ramineni Harsha Nag, Durgam Maheshwar, Bestha Anjaneyulu and Ch. Sravan Kumar. 2018. Performance Evaluation of Mechanical and Manual Harvesting of Sugarcane.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 3779-3788. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.447