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​Weed Control using Pre-emergence Herbicide Strip Application System Along with Sowing/Planting Devices

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP267    | Article Id: BKAP267 | Page : 178-185
Citation :- ​Weed Control using Pre-emergence Herbicide Strip Application System Along with Sowing/Planting Devices.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2021.(36):178-185
R.R. Potdar, P.S. Tiwari, D. Singh, Prabhakar Shukla, Bikram Jyoti, B.S. Parmar prabhakarshukla05@gmail.com
Address : ICAR- Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Nabibagh, Bhopal-462 038, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 26-02-2021
Accepted Date : 17-08-2021

Abstract

A 6-row pre-emergence herbicide strip-application system was designed and developed at ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal as an attachment to inclined-plate planter to apply herbicide at the time of sowing in widely spaced crops to control weeds along the crop rows, often not possible in mechanical weeding. It consisted of a frame on which 6 flat fan spray nozzles were mounted by means of clamps, a single action piston pump with 9 l/min capacity, pressure regulator valve and pressure gauge and pressure pipes. The spacing between the spray nozzles, angle and height of spray nozzles can be varied by adjusting the clamps. The developed system has ability of strip as well as blanket application of herbicide. The same machine can be used as post-emergence herbicide/pesticide applicator after the removal of furrow openers and increasing the height of nozzles from the ground. The machine was tested and evaluated during Kharif season for soybean and pigeon pea crops. The field capacity of the developed system was found to be 0.4 ha/h. The operating cost of the pre-emergence herbicide applicator with inclined plate planter was worked out as Rs 1350/- per ha. It can save about 40-50% herbicide.
 

Keywords

​Inclined plate planter Pre-emergence herbicide Spray nozzles Strip application

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