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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (1624) Last page : (1626)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6090

Participatory Evaluation of Gender Friendly Rice Weeder

Aditya Sirmour1*, Ajay Verma2 and Ashulata Netam3
1,3 PhD Scholar, 2Professor and Sr. Scientist
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalya, Raipur (C. G.)
*Corresponding Author E-mail: adi1693@gmail.com
Received: 24.11.2017  |  Revised: 26.12.2017   |  Accepted: 28.12.2017  


The weeder is to reduce drudgery and ensure a comfortable posture of the farmer or operator during weeding and increase production. The rotary mechanical weeder performed well in clay loam soil. The field capacity of developed rotary weeder was 0.0136 ha/h with 82% weeding efficiency. The operating cost of the rotary rice weeder was Rs.950 /ha compared to Rs. 2300/ha for manual weeding. The saving in cost of weeding was 60% and saving in time was 65% compared to manual weeding.. The cardiac cost, energy expenditure of weeder was 108 beats min-1, 19.50 kJ min-1. respectively.

Key words: Drudgery Reduction, Rotary Weeder, Ergonomics

Full Text : PDF; Journal doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782

Cite this article: Sirmour, A., Verma, A. and Netam, A., Participatory Evaluation of Gender Friendly Rice Weeder, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 1624-1626 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6090