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Modification and Performance Evaluation of Fertilizer Band Placement Drill Machine for Wheat Crop in Rain-Fed Areas

Modification and Performance Evaluation of Fertilizer Band Placement Drill Machine for Wheat Crop in Rain-Fed Areas

Muhammad Adnan Islam1*, Zia-Ul-Haq2, Rana Shahzad Noor2, Matiullah Khan4, Muhammad Mohsin Ali1, Zulfiqar Ali3, Asif Ali Mirani3, Hafiz Sultan Mahmood1, Muzammil Husain1 and Badar Munir Khan Niazi1

1Agricultural Engineering Institute, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Islamabad, Pakistan; 2Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, 4600, Pakistan; 3Agricultural Engineering Division, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, G-5/1, Islamabad, Pakistan; 4Land Resource Research Institute, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Islamabad, Pakistan.

 
*Correspondence | Muhammad Adnan Islam, Agricultural Engineering Institute, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Islamabad, Pakistan; Email: adnanislam632@yahoo.com 

Figure 1:

Already developed fertilizer band placement drill.

Figure 2:

Drive wheel mounted at rear fertilizer band placement drill.

Figure 3:

Top view of the drill.

Figure 4:

Front view of the drill.

Figure 5:

Side view of the drill.

Figure 6:

Isometric view of the drill.

Figure 7:

Modified Fertilizer band placement drill.

Figure 8:

Drive wheel mounted at front.

Figure 9:
Comparison of three different drills for biomass, straw yield and grain yield.
Where; T1: Rabi Drill+25kg DAP; T2: Rabi Drill+50kg DAP; T3: FBPD+25 kg DAP; T4: FBPD+50 kg DAP; T5: Zero Drill+25 kg DAP; T6: Zero Drill+50 kg DAP.
Figure 10:

Shows mean grain yield (kg/ha) under Fertilizer band placement drill, Rabi drill and zero drill.

Figure 11:

Cost comparison between Conventional drill, Fertilizer band placement drill and modified fertilizer band placement drill (Rs/h) and (Rs/ha).

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 53, Iss. 4, Pages 1201-1601

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