Study on the physico-engineering and morphological characteristics of different seed potato tubers
Yogesh Kumar Kosariya, SV Jogdand and VM Victor
Agriculture mechanization plays very important role for horticulture crops. Role of machineries is increasing day by day. In order to compensate for labour scarcity, reduce labour drudgery and time consumption in conventional planting of potatoes, a prototype of potato planter machine was designed, fabricated and evaluated in the field. The study was conducted to evaluate comparative study of different physical and engineering properties between round and oblong shapes of potato tubers for planting of tubers in prepared seed bed with the help of developed planter during 2019-20 in the research farm of IGKV, Raipur. The potato tubers taken for planting operation were divided into three categories i.e., round, oblong and long-oblong. Different physical and engineering properties of potato tubers was detected for designing various components of the potato tubers planter. The average moisture content of all the potato tubers was 69.39 per cent.
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Yogesh Kumar Kosariya, SV Jogdand, VM Victor. Study on the physico-engineering and morphological characteristics of different seed potato tubers. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(7):1661-1666.