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Improvement of power tiller operated seeder for maize planting

Author: Muhammad Arshadul Hoque
Author: Gathala, M.K.
Year: 2018
ISSN: (Print) 2518-2021 (Online) 2415-4474
Descriptors: Improvement
Descriptors: Maize
Descriptors: Planting equipment
Abstract: Prime energy source of agriculture in Bangladesh is two-wheel tractor (commonly known as power tiller). Power tiller operated seeder (PTOS) with fluted roller type metering device are adopting by the farmers. These seeders could not be used for planting maize. An initiative was taken to improve the seeder for maize planting during 2014-15 at RARS, BARI, Jamalpur. A simple maize conversion kit was developed and attached to the seeder for planting maize. The modified seeder was evaluated in the field and found that desired seed spacing (20 cm) and uniformity (98%) could be achieved. Modified PTOS was tested for full tillage (yield 8.62 t/ha) and strip tillage (yield 8.51 t/ha) comparing with conventional method where machine planting maize gave higher yield than the conventional (8.31 t/ha). Further study is needed to use this for other crops.
Language: English
Publisher: Farm to Fork Foundation
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Type: Article
Country: Bangladesh
Place: Bangladesh
Pages: 474–479
Journal issue: 2
Journal: Fundamental and Applied Agriculture
Journal volume: 3
DOI: 10.5455/faa.293468

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    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech

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