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Design and development of an Offset Rotavator for Orchards

Design and development of an Offset rotavator for intercropping & intercultural operations in orchards under Indian conditions.

Project Number:
GAP026712, P5
Project Type:
Project Date:
01/08/2010 to 31/03/2018
Cost of the Project:
Rs. 85.40 Lakhs
Sponsoring Agency:
DST and CSIR
Deliverables:

Mechanization of orchards is nascent stage in India and proper machinery to do the farm operations like tilling, inter-culture etc are not available. Side shifting capability of the rotavators can be used for proper inter-cultural applications in the orchard especially under the canopy. Using this option, the tractor operator will be able to till the soil under the tree canopy where tilling cannot be done with present rotavator designs. After incorporating this design feature in the rotavator, the operator can till soil in any given conditions like seed bed preparation, orchard tilling etc.

Name of PI: Mr. Jagdish Manik Rao

Last updated : 20 Oct, 2017