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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 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(10): 25-29

Performance Evaluation of Tractor Operated Fertilizer Broadcaster
Satish Manda1, Arpit Kumar1 and S. Mukesh2
1Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
2Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India
*Corresponding author

The performance of tractor operated fertilizer broadcaster was evaluated at RDS farm, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana in Rabi, 2014. Fertilizers are applied in the soil to provide essential nutrients required by the plant for growth. Generally fertilizer application is done manually which is time consuming and also results in non-uniform application in the field. Thus performance of the fertilizer broadcaster was evaluated in the field to check its applicability to overcome above mentioned problem of non-uniform application. The comparative analysis of the performance of conical fertilizer broadcaster and square fertilizer was also performed. The actual field capacity was observed as 4.16 and 3.27ha h-1 for conical and square fertilizer broadcaster, respectively. The field efficiency calculated was 60.1 and 79.0% for conical and square fertilizer broadcaster respectively when tested in levelled field.

Keywords: Fertilizer, RDS, CCS, PTO

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Satish Manda, Arpit Kumar and Mukesh, S. 2018. Performance Evaluation of Tractor Operated Fertilizer BroadcasterInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 25-29. doi:
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