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Development and test of power tiller operated bed planter for upland crop establishment

Author: Hossain, M.D.I.
Author: Meisner, C.A.
Author: Rashid, M.H.
Author: Sufian, M.A.
Author: Akanda, M.A.R.
Year: 2004
ISSN: 0258-7122
ISSN: 2408-8293
Abstract: A power tiller operated bed planter was developed with locally available materials at Wheat Research Centre, Dinajpur with financial assistance of CIMMYT Bangladesh. The machine enables to make trapezoidal raised bed and can perform seeding operations on the top of the bed simultaneously at one operation. The machine comprises of four major components, namely toolbar frame, furrow opener, seeding unit and bed shaper. Performance of the machine was tested for wheat, maize and mungbean cultivation. The effective field capacities of the machine for wheat, maize and mungbean seeding were 0. 10, 0. 11 and 0. 14 ha/hr, respectively.
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Language: English
Publisher: Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute
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Type: Article
Country focus: Bangladesh
Region: South Asia
Pages: 29-36
Issue: 1
Volume: 29
Agrovoc: TILLAGE
Journal: Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research

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  • Sustainable Intensification
    Sustainable intensification agriculture including topics on cropping systems, agronomy, soil, mechanization, precision agriculture, etc.

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