Development and performance evaluation of an onion bulblet planter for vertisol

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-4776    | Article Id: D-4776 | Page : 183-187
Citation :- Development and performance evaluation of an onion bulblet planter for vertisol.Agricultural Science Digest.2018.(38):183-187
F. Rathore and S. Chaturvedi falgunirathore11@gmail.com
Address : Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering, Jwaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidhyalya, Jabalpur-482 004, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 16-06-2018
Accepted Date : 19-09-2018


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 %. 


Actual field capacity Field efficiency Furrow openers Onion bulblet.


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