Cost Effective Agricultural Machinery

This book is a detailed account of development of self propelled multi crop seed drill (SMSD) for small famers of Pakistan which is low cost, viable, efficient, and multi operational to minimize input and maximize farm profit.

Cost Effective Agricultural Machinery

Author: TAHIR IQBAL

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783659373435

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Development in agricultural mechanization can increase the crop production by decreasing the cost of production. The adoption of farm mechanization in Pakistan is very slow due to small land holdings and higher prices of farm machinery. According to a study, 79% farmers of Pakistan have less than 5 ha of land, implying that the owner's purchasing power doesn't allow him to use advance machinery which no doubt helps to improve the yields gigantically. This book is a detailed account of development of self propelled multi crop seed drill (SMSD) for small famers of Pakistan which is low cost, viable, efficient, and multi operational to minimize input and maximize farm profit. The sowing cost using SMSD is 208 PKRS per hectare while tractor mounted seed drill cost is about 791 PKRS per hectare. Furthermore, this machine is little step towards the cost reduction of basic agricultural machinery.

Advances in Agricultural Machinery and Technologies

This type of modeling is prominently found in the biofuel production analysis to
evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a product (Nagarajan et al., 2013). Some
researchers are applying this modeling technique for precision agricultural
machinery ...

Advances in Agricultural Machinery and Technologies

Author: Guangnan Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351132385

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The agricultural industry is dealing with enormous challenges across the globe, including the limited availability of arable lands and fresh water, as well as the effect of climate change. Machinery plays a crucial role in agriculture and farming systems, in order to feed the world’s growing population. In the last decade, we have witnessed major advances in agricultural machinery and technologies, particularly as manufacturers and researchers develop and apply various novel ways of automation as well as the data and information gathering and analyzing capabilities of their machinery. This book presents the state-of-the-art information on the important innovations in the agricultural and horticultural industry. It reviews and presents different novel technologies and implementation of these technologies to optimize farming processes and food production. There are four sections, each addressing a specific area of development. Section I discusses the recent development of farm machinery and technology. Section II focuses on water and irrigation engineering. Section III covers harvesting and post-harvest technology. Section IV describes computer modelling and simulation. Each section highlights current industry trends and latest research progress. This book is ideal for those working in or are associated with the fields of agriculture, agri-food chain and technology development and promotion.

Replacement Parts for Agricultural Machinery

The total investment in parts , equipment and tools ( but excluding buildings ) for
a repair workshop of this capacity exceeds $ 150,000 at 1980 prices . V. The
Role of Government 23 . A reliable and cost - effective machinery parts service is
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Replacement Parts for Agricultural Machinery

Author: FAO Panel of Experts on Agricultural Mechanization

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251010457

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Economic Efficiency and Farm Mechanisation

For example , agricultural tools , implements and machinery have to be more cost
- effective so that even small and marginal farmers gain access to them and get
benefited . The target groups should not exclude the small and marginal farms if ...

Economic Efficiency and Farm Mechanisation

Author: P. Narasimha Rao

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Modernisation Of Agriculture Is A Worldwide Trend. Modernisation And Technological Inputs Are Highly Interrelated. Among Technological Innovations, The Mechanization Is Perhaps The Most Critical One. Unfortunately, The History Of Agricultural Policy In Many Developing Countries, Including India, Is Replete With Controversies When It Come To Mechanization. Mechanization Was Dubbed As Anti-Labour, Anti-Employment, Anti-Poor, And Hence Needs To Be Discouraged At Any Cost. Over The Years, The Scare Among Policy Makers About Mechanization Has Receded In Its Intensity But The Phobia Has Not Disappeared. Many Economists Have Also Contributed To The Predicament Of Policy Makers In This Regard. Part Of It Was Ideological And Visibly Anti-Big Farmer Oriented. In This Perspective, Mechanization Was Identified With Large Farms And Big Farmers. The Present Study About The Impact Of Mechanization, Is Able To Pinpoint With A Great Deal Of Accuracy, The Desirable Consequences And Welcome Features Of Mechanization. It Is Able To Explore The Effects Of Mechanization On Farm Income, Employment, Productivity And Economic Efficiency In Crop Production. The Arguments That Have Been Made In The Present Study Regarding The Social Costs And Benefits Of The Existing Pattern Of Mechanization Leads To The Conclusion That Net Social Benefits Are Positive. Analysis Of Data From The Present Study Indicates That The Existing Pattern Of Mechanization Does Not Add To Unemployment In The Region, Where The Thrust Is To Expand Agricultural Output, Because Machines Are Used In Response To Worthwhile Techno-Economic Considerations And High Cost Of Draught Power. As Machines Help To Save Resources, Hitherto Allotted To Maintain Draught Animals They Enable An Increase In Output By Raising Crop Intensity And Yield Per Acre. Their Use May Be Socially More Beneficial In The Context Of Shortages And High Prices Of Agricultural Commodities. The Increase In The Scale Of Operation, The Rise In The Crop Intensity And Yield Per Acre Made Possible By Mechanization Can Lead To A Net Increase In Farm Employment. Being In An Age Of Technology, We Simply Cannot Ignore This Beneficial Fallout From Mechanization. Although, The Empirical Work Is Confined To Andhra Pradesh, In Its Analytical Framework, Methodology And Discussion Of Relevant Issues It Has Much Wider Application. It Is A Major Contribution To The Research And Would Be Useful To Economists, Agricultural Scientists And Policy Makers.

The Hindu Survey of Indian Agriculture

174 THE HINDU SURVEY OF INDIAN AGRICULTURE 1997 More than 6,500
entrepreneurs / artisans / subject tractor makers on ... But implements made by
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Official Gazette

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Official Gazette

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U S Government Research Development Reports

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Wind, Velocity, Cost effectiveness, ... 3 Jul 69, 6p Trans of Increasing the
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Power Farming

Duffield attachments transform Honda ATVs from useful farm vehicles to
indispensable and cost effective LGP field equipment . Thousands of pounds can
be saved by applying your chemicals at the correct time without damaging your
crop .

Power Farming

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Pakistan Economic Survey

agricultural input for higher productivity . The future changes of free market
economy and faster globalization have further necessitated modernization on
agricultural machinery through transfer of latest , efficient and cost effective
technologies ...

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Convergence 84

... 0 Improve machine availability Extend machine life Reduce skill required to
operate machine Reduce operating cost ... and agricultural vehicles are highly
engineered machines designed to perform functions in an optimum cost -
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Abstracts on Tropical Agriculture

41 - 44 1994 ( En ) figs , photos , table , 4 ref . ; summary ( En ) KIT ( B2628 ) ISSN
0084 - 5841 irrigation equipment , pipes , bamboos , appropriate technology ,
trickle irrigation , PHILI A low - cost bamboo trickle irrigation system was
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Government Reports Announcements

Descriptors: "Runways, The objective of the project is to develop methodology for
determining cost-effective plans for ... "Cotton plants, "Patent applications,
Nozzles, Air flow, Density(Mass/volume), Compressed air, Agricultural machinery
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World Bank Research News

In most parts of How farming systems change the world , agricultural machinery
has spread rapidly where land is ... Using tions that lead to the transition from
tractors is cost - effective only if farming is intensive . hand implements to the plow
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China Report

It took 3 years to produce 80 of the implements , and the actual cost of each
reached 1,800 yuan . ... devote major efforts to importing farm machines and
implements produced elsewhere , so long as they are appropriate and
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