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Multi Operation of Agriculture

Author(s):

J Sujithkumar , IFET COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING; S Manivannan, IFET COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING; G Kannan, IFET COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Keywords:

Agriculture, Ploughing, Harrowing, Fertilizer Application, Sowing, Weeding

Abstract

Presently, small land holding farmers use work bulls mostly for land preparation. Their use can be increased and made more economical by using them for other farm operations such as ploughing, harrowing, fertilizer application, sowing and weeding. Improved hand tools will also facilitate farm work. Oxen can be used to pull a cart throughout the year which keeps them in training. Ploughs, ridgers, seeders and weeders are all seasonal implements. Manual method of seed planting, results in low seed placement, low crop yield and serious back ache for the farmer which limits the size of field that can be planted. The cost price of imported planters has gone beyond the purchasing power of most of our farmers. Farmers can do much to increase crop production especially grains if drudgery can be reduced or totally removed from their planting operations. Generally cultivation of any crop involves various steps like seed selection, field preparation, fertilizing, sowing, irrigation, germination, thinning and filling, weed removal, vegetative stage, flowering stage, pesticide spraying, fruit or pod formation stage, harvesting and threshing. Farmer has to use various agricultural equipment's and labors for caring out those steps, our purpose is to combine all the individual tools to provide farmers with multipurpose equipment which implements all the scientific farming techniques and specifications and suitable for all type of seed to seed cultivation with as minimum cost as possible. This project work is focused on the design and fabrication of multipurpose equipment which is used for land preparation, sowing, fertilizing, and leveling and weed removal process.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I20678
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2018
Page(s): 965-967

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