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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:11, November, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 2984-2996

Development and Performance Evaluation of a Manually Operated Seed-Cum Fertilizer Soybean Planter
Devesh Kumar* and Ashok Tripathi
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, SHUATS Allahabad, U.P., India
*Corresponding author

Soybean is produced today mainly for its protein and oil components. Commodity soybean seeds consist of approximately 40% protein and 20% oil on a dry weight basis (Liu, 1997). One metric ton of soybean yields an average of 183 kg of oil and 800 kg of protein meal. Soybean meal contains 44% or 48% protein the average Depth of 4.01cm seed to seed spacing was 25 cm respectively. Damaged seed Percentages of soybean during damage test of manually operated seed-cum fertilizer soybean, planter in lab was found to be null. The Pushing angle of handle, pushing force, draft force and drawbar power in different soil sandy loam soil, Clay loam soil was found, 15.21 kg, and 0.0966hp respectively. Effective field capacity of 0.229, was obtained for continuous operation of the planter in different forward speed of 2.0 km/hr, 2.5 km//hr, 3.0 km/hr, for planting soybean and field efficiency for soybean, was 94.78 %, respectively. The manufacturing cost of the developed manually operated seed-cum fertilizer soybean planter was Rs. 4602. The average annual cost of the manually operated planter was Rs.225.5, per hectare for soybean planter. The manually operated seed-cum fertilizer soybean planter can save about 93.47% planting cost for crops cultivation. Overall performance of the manually operated seed-cum fertilizer soybean was found quite satisfactory.

Keywords: Performance evaluation, Manually operated, Fertilizer.

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Devesh Kumar and Ashok Tripathi. 2017. Development and Performance Evaluation of a Manually Operated Seed-Cum Fertilizer Soybean Planter.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 2984-2996. doi:
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