In the college of Agricultural Engineering JNKVV Jabalpur, a study was conducted to compare the planting of onions using a manually operated onion bulblet planter versus the hand planting process (Traditional method of planting). An inclined plate metering unit was used to create a manually operated onion bulblet planter. The established planter’s output was assessed in terms of field efficiency and the percentage of missing hills. It also compares the cost and time required to operate an established planter to hand planting. The results showed that with a chisel style furrow opener, the field efficiency was 83.33 percent and the missing index percentage was 2.22 percent. It was discovered that manually operating an onion bulblet planter cost Rs. 1790. 81 per hectare of land, compared to 65 man days and Rs. 9300 for one hectare of land using the hand planting process. When compared to the conventional method of planting, the planter can save time and labour.

Author (s) Details

Falguni Rathore
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, JNKVV, Jabalpur, (M.P.) 482004, India

Shalini Chaturvedi
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, JNKVV, Jabalpur, (M.P.) 482004, India

N. K. Khandelwal
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, JNKVV, Jabalpur, (M.P.) 482004, India

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