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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : (221) Last page : (224)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2785

Assessment of Drum Seeder : An Improved Technology in Rice Production System

Narendra Haridas Tayade*
Subject Matter Specilist (Farm Machinery and Power) Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh
*Corresponding Author E-mail: narentayde@rediffmail.com
Received: 1.04.2017  |  Revised: 10.04.2017   |  Accepted: 12.04.2017  


The present investigation was conducted in order to reduce labour as well as input cost for rice cultivation of rice growing farmers in Chhattisgarh State of India. Eight row rice drum seeder was introduced and evaluated on farmers field at Krishi Vigyan Kendra Dantewada first time in year 2014. The seeder consists of eight seed drum made up of fiber which required only one operator to do the seeding of pre germinated seeds. This improved technology recorded higher yield of 3.675 t/ha compared to 2.940 t/ha in farmers local practices. In spite of increased in yield, the improved technology gave higher net return, benefit/cost ratio and reduction in cultivation costs than farmers practices.

Key words: Direct sowing, Drum seeder, Yield, B : C Ratio, Extension activities.

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Cite this article: Tayade, N.H., Assessment of Drum Seeder : An Improved Technology in Rice Production System, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(3): 221-224 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2785