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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 38 issue 3 (september 2018) : 183-187

Development and performance evaluation of an onion bulblet planter for vertisol

F. Rathore, S. Chaturvedi
1Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering, Jwaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidhyalya, Jabalpur-482 004, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Cite article:- Rathore F., Chaturvedi S. (2018). Development and performance evaluation of an onion bulblet planter for vertisol. Agricultural Science Digest. 38(3): 183-187. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-4776.
India is the second largest producer of onion in the world next after China. Mechanization of farming is increasing day by day to produce yield of crop for gaining the profit. This study was related to the development of an onion bulblet planter for vertisol. The development and fabrication of different furrow opener for matching to the existing inclined plate metering device for planting of onion bulblet. The performance of onion bulblet planter in term of depth and width of planting, missing index percentage, multiple percentage, seed damage , actual field capacity and field efficiency. The result indicated that the field efficiency was maximum 83.33% with minimum seed damage 10.2%. Multiple index was 5.1%, missing index was 2.2 % and bulb to bulb spacing was 10.66 cm in chisel type furrow opener at 1.8 km/h speed with moisture content 17.2 %. 
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