This book contains 16 practical covering different farm machines & equipment being used for spraying/dusting, fertilizer application, weeding operation, harvesting & threshing of cereal/cash crops, harvesting of tuber crops and fruits crops.
- Latest farm machinery available in the market have been incorporated in the book.
- For better understanding schematic diagrams and overview of working operations have been added.
- A few exercises, numerical problems and calculations to be carried out by the students have been added at the end of each practical.
This book is intended to be serving as a useful resource to the Agriculture/Horticulture/Agricultural Engineering graduates, Farm Machinery & Power Engineering post-graduates of Indian Agricultural Universities. This manual covers the contents as per the updated 5th Dean’s Recommendations of ICAR.
Study of different types of sprayers, their types and
Study of dusters, their types and functional components
Study of calibration of sprayer and calculations for
chemical application rates
Study of nozzle types and spread pattern using
Familiarization with manual and powered weeding
equipment and identiﬁcation of functional components
Study of various types of mowers and functional
To study various types of reapers and functional
Study of fertilizer application equipment including
manure spreaders and fertilizer broadcasters
Familiarization with threshing systems and
cleaning systems in threshers
Calculations of losses in threshers
Familiarization with functional units of grain
combines and their types
Calculations for grain losses in a combine
Study of root crop diggers and familiarization
with the functional units and attachments
Familiarization with the working of cotton
Familiarization with the working of maize
Familiarization with different types of fruit