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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

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.2018.7(6): 52-59

Functional Performance of a Manually Operated Seed Drill for Jute
V.B. Shambhu* and A.K. Thakur
ICAR - National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology, 12, Regent Park, Kolkata - 700 040, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author

Jute crop is one of the important cash crop grown in the south Asian countries. Among fibre crops, jute comes next to the cotton for making textile. Based on the physical and morphological characteristics of jute seed and agronomical requirement, a manually operated seed drill was designed and fabricated. Fourteen seed metering orifices are provided on each seed dispenser at equal interval of 27.4mm to achieve plant to plant distance 50-70 mm and row spacing 250 mm as per the field requirement, the laboratory calibration of seed drill was performed with average seed rate of 2.39 kg/ha. No mechanical damage of the seed was observed. The field trials reveal that the seed drill was performed well and found suitable for the small and marginal jute farmers. The effective field capacity was varied from 0.162ha/h to 0.176 ha/h.

Keywords: Jute sowing, Manual seed drill, Performance evaluation, Effective field capacity and Seed distribution efficiency

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Shambhu, V.B. and Thakur, A.K. 2018. Functional Performance of a Manually Operated Seed Drill for Jute.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 52-59. doi:
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