Comparative performance of different power weeders in rainfed sweet sorghum crop

Srinivas, I and Adake, R V and Sanjeeva Reddy, B and Korwar, G R and Thyagaraj, C R and Dange, A and Veeraprasad, G and Ravinder Reddy, Ch (2010) Comparative performance of different power weeders in rainfed sweet sorghum crop. Indian Journal of Dryland Agriculture Research and Development, 25 (2). pp. 63-67. ISSN 0971-2062

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Three commercially available power weeders were evaluated for weeding and inter-cultivation in the sweet sorghum crop in Andhra Pradesh. The weeding efficiency of 'V shape blade power weeder was found to be 91%, whereas 'C' type and Sweep type blade power weeders worded 87 % and 84 % respectively. The performance index of “L” shape. Sweep shape and 'C' type blade weeder were observed to be 169.84, 153.23 and 114.30 respectively. Field capacity of Sweep type weeder was 0.12 ha/hr which is more than 'C' and 'L' type blade weeder and plant damage observed minimum as compared to other two. The cost of operation for Sweep type power weeder was Rs.550 against Rs. 580 and Rs.429 per hectare for 'C' and 'L' shape blade power weeder. It is economical and more effective to use L-shape weeder as it saved 10.88 per cent weeding cost; reduces plant damage and achieved weeding efficiency 84 per cent.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Power weeder, field capacity, weeding efficiency, performance index
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
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Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2011 04:06
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2011 03:57
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