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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:9, September, 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(9): 2837-2847

Performance Evaluation of Single Ground Wheel Push Type Boom Duster for Row Crops
Hasan Nawaz Khan* and Ajay Kumar Sharma
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, College of Technology and Engineering, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur -313 001, Rajasthan, India
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Plant protection is an important part of crop cultivation, in which chemical method is most effective to control insecticide in comparison to other methods. Chemicals are usually spread on plant through sprayer and duster. Duster is mostly used for dense foliage crops to kill insect using insecticides in form dust powder having particles size (1-10μm). Indian farmers mostly use belly mounted hand rotary duster for dusting. It is traditional method of dusting which have many limitations. Keeping all the limitation in mind to eliminate this by developing single ground wheel push type boom duster was developed, and it was evaluated in lab and its performance was check in field. The developed duster was first tested in lab of CTAE and found maximum dust through 1.91 m for given 0.0254 m diameter of dust conveying pipe which was fixed at dusting height of 0.55 m from the ground. The maximum dust delivery was found 151 g/min using 0.0381 m diameter dust conveying pipe which was fixed at 0.55 m dusting height from ground. The air output was found 0.30 m3/min for given 0.0381 m dust conveying pipes at 0.55 m dusting height from the ground which was maximum value. Using best combination of selected above parameter according in lab test and using physical parameter of chickpea crops, the duster was tested in chickpeas field of plasticultural farm of CTAE and found theoretical field capacity, actual field capacity, field efficiency and dust application rate which was 0.1446 ha/h, 0.104 ha/h, 72 per cent and 50.2 kg/ha respectively.

Keywords: Hand rotary duster, Dust through, Dust delivery, Air output, Dust application rate

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Hasan Nawaz Khan and Ajay Kumar Sharma. 2020. Performance Evaluation of Single Ground Wheel Push Type Boom Duster for Row Crops.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 2837-2847. doi:
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