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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)

Performance evaluation of animal drawn plastic mulch laying machine

Author(s):

Omprabha, VM Victor and Amita Gautam

Abstract:
The present study was aimed to increasing the plasticulture cultivation by using plastic materials to modify the production environment in vegetable crop production. Existing animal drawn plastic mulch laying machine was developed at SVCAET & RS and Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, I.G.K.V., Raipur (C.G.). The prototype of animal drawn plastic mulch laying machine, consisting of a main frame, press wheel, supporting frame for mounting mulch roller, earthing (soil covering) unit and hitching unit. During the field test the draught, operational speed and power requirement were recorded as 447.86 N, 1.35 kmph and 0.162 kW, respectively. The effective field capacity and field efficiency of the machine was found 0.113 ha/h and 69.67%. The energy consumption and cost of operation was found 177 MJ/ha and 1205 Rs/ha. On the basis of the findings all over performance of the developed plastic mulch laying machine was found better as compared to traditional method and the performance of the machine was found as per desirable.

Pages: 280-283  |  1825 Views  914 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Omprabha, VM Victor and Amita Gautam. Performance evaluation of animal drawn plastic mulch laying machine. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):280-283.

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