An innovative versatile multi-crop planter for crop establishment using two-wheel tractors

Haque, M. E., Islam, A. K. M. S., Hossain, M. M., Bell, R. W. and Sayre, K. D. 2017, An innovative versatile multi-crop planter for crop establishment using two-wheel tractors, AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 33-37.


Title An innovative versatile multi-crop planter for crop establishment using two-wheel tractors
Author(s) Haque, M. E.ORCID iD for Haque, M. E. orcid.org/0000-0002-8893-2181
Islam, A. K. M. S.
Hossain, M. M.
Bell, R. W.
Sayre, K. D.
Journal name AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Volume number 48
Issue number 4
Start page 33
End page 37
Total pages 5
Publisher Farm Machinery Industrial Research Corp.
Place of publication Tokyo, Japan
Publication date 2017-09-01
ISSN 0084-5841
Summary A Versatile Multi-crop Planter (VMP) was designed and built for seed and fertilizer application in lines when driven by 2-wheel tractors (2WT) for: single-pass shallow-tillage; strip tillage (ST); zero tillage; bed planting, and conventional tillage (CT). Field performance and operational costs were recorded and analysed in Bangladesh. Field capacity of VMP was 0.07 ha/h for ST which was 34%lower than for CT. Land preparation cost by VMP was decreased by up to 75%for single pass compared to CT. VMP was capable of sowing many crops from small jute seed (2 g/1000 seeds) up to maize (160 g/1000 seeds). The VMP weighs 152 kg and ex-factory price is US$ 1,000. Acceptance of this multipurpose planter by smallholder farmers who prefer two wheel tractors is expected to be high.
Language eng
Field of Research 07 Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences
Copyright notice ©2017, Farm Machinery Industrial Research Corp.
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