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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

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.2020.9(3): 1694-1701

Performance Evaluation of Animal Drawn Modification in the Existing Bhoramdav Seed Drill
Kanhaiya Lal1* and D. Padhee2
1Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, FAE, IGKV,
Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering,
BRSMCAET & RS Mungeli, Chhattisgarh, India
*Corresponding author

The performance evaluation of Animal Drawn Modification in the Existing Bhoramdav Seed Drill was carried out in an area of 0.05 ha at BRSMCAET&RS MUNGELI. It is a low cost line-sowing device in which seed metering is done manually by the operator by dropping the seeds in the funnel. Hence the skill of the operator determines the seed rate applied. It is a four row sowing device. Sowing is prime operation in cultivation practice of any crop which directly affects production. Therefore, timely sowing is necessary with available sources of power. To achieve these a prototype consisting of seed hopper, metering mechanism, power transmission unit, frame, furrow opener and beam for hitching arrangement was developed. The seed drill was tested for its performance of sowing paddy. It delivered desired seed rate of 40.8 kg/ha during field testing and mechanical damage to the seed was found negligible i.e. 0.61%. The field capacity of the seed drill was 0.135 ha/h at average operating speed of 2.2 km/h. The field efficiency of seed drill was 70 % and average depth of seed placement was 35 mm, where the average seed spacing was 5 mm. The saving of man-hour drilling was quite substantial and justified with the use of seed drill.

Keywords: Calibration, Seed drill, paddy, animal drawn, performance.

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Kanhaiya Lal and Padhee. D. 2020. Performance Evaluation of Animal Drawn Modification in the Existing Bhoramdav Seed Drill. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 1694-1701. doi:
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