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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (1673) Last page : (1676)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6465

Assesment of Scientifically Designed Mango Harvester for Drudgery Reduction over Conventional Methods

Deepak1*, Raju G. Teggelli2 and Vijaysingh Thakur3
1Scientist (Home Science), KrishiVigyan Kendra, Kalaburagi
2Senior Scientist and Head, KrishiVigyan Kendra, Kalaburagi
3Project Assistant, College of Agriculture, Kalaburagi
*Corresponding Author E-mail: deepaks.uasb@gmail.com
Received: 2.01.2018  |  Revised: 19.01.2018   |  Accepted: 23.01.2018  


In the harvesting of different fruits two major methods were followed by Indian farmers that are manual plucking and tree shaking. The tree branches are shaken to speed up the harvesting, which results in post harvest losses due to the physical damage, stem end rot and sap bleeding in mangoes due to absence of pedicel. To overcome these local harvesting methods and to reduce to drudgery of the farmers Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kalaburagi has conducted frontline demonstration in farmer’s field of Kalaburagi district during summer 2017, for mango harvesting during summer KVK BRDmango harvester was introduced, over local harvester and manual plucking. The local harvester harvests fruit without pedicel, whereas KVK BRD Mango harvester, an improvement on the conventional harvester harvests the fruit with pedicel. The fruit harvest per hour was more in KVK BRD that was (542 fruits/hr) when compared to local harvester, manual plucking and tree shaking The number of labours per day for fruit harvesting was more in manual plucking and tree shaking, where as in KVK BRD harvester took less labours that is (18 labours/day). Among harvesters KVK BRD model has higher efficiency over local model in labour and time saving.

Key words: Conventional harvester, Drudgery, Harvesters, Labours, Local harvester, Mango harvester, Pedicel.

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Cite this article: Deepak, Teggelli, R.G. and Thakur, V., Assesment of Scientifically Designed Mango Harvester for Drudgery Reduction over Conventional Methods, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 1673-1676 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6465