Manual and time consuming process of sugarcane planting
This is a tractor mounted sugarcane planter with a unique metering mechanism for planting sugarcane buds directly into the field. As per claims the field capacity of the machine is 0.5 acre/ hour. Using this planter the plantation cost is estimated to reduce to about Rs 800/acre from about Rs 6000/acre using labour. The plant to plant sowing distance can also be adjusted according to the requirements. It can also be used for simultaneous application of fertilizer, pesticides or herbicides in the field. For this purpose, the machine is equipped with a sprayer pump. The machine can also be used for intercropping along with sowing of sugarcane buds. Pulses, wheat, and peanuts can be planted in between two rows of sugarcane. Apart from these, the machine can also be used for planting potatoes. The machine becomes helpful for the farmers to overcome the scarcity of labourers in the peak season due to high work rate. The machine requires manpower only to fill the bud box whenever it gets empty.
Link: Maintains uniform distance between buds, equal depth of buds Inter-cropping can be done using this machine and between the two buds; grams, wheat, peanuts and pulses can be planted Machine has arrangement to drop uniform amount of manure near each bud while sowing Machine can also be equipped with sprayer pump to spray weedicides & pesticides to prevent weeds & pest in the crop Machine can also be used for planting potatoes
Manufacturing Capacity: e) Franchising
Problem Scale: 2) Around the world
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