Influence of Tillage Depth and Plough Speed on Performance of Primary Tillage ToolsAuthor : Jagseer Singh, Sukhpal Singh Chatha and Buta Singh Sidhu
Volume 7 No.2 Special Issue:November 2018 pp 138-142
In India near about 60% population is engaged in agriculture. Soil loosening is a primary method of cultivation before seeding. There are number of tillage tools used for primary cultivation i.e. cultivators, rotary tillers, moldboard plough and chisel plough, rotavators etc. During soil cultivation wear occurs due to interaction of tillage implement and soil particles, which in turn decreases tillage quality and increase draft forces and fuel consumption of tractor. Tool wear reduces farmer’s efficiency, costing millions of dollars per year to Nation’s economy. Knowledge of tillage depth and ploughing speed save the tillage time and improves tractor efficiency. In this study it is attempted to relate the influence of tillage depth and tractor speed on primary tillage tools.
Soil Loosening, Tillage Tools, Draft Forces, Chisel Plough, Tillage Depth
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