Performance Evaluation of an Indigenous Rotary Power Weeder

Olaoye, J. O. and Samuel, O. D. and Adekanye, T. A. (2012) Performance Evaluation of an Indigenous Rotary Power Weeder. Energy and Environmental EngineeringJournal, 1 (1). pp. 94-97.

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A rotary power weeder was developed and evaluated. The weeder is to reduce drudgery and ensure a comfortable posture of the farmer or operator during weeding and increase production. The weeder’s component parts are: frame, rotary hoe (disk), tines, power and transmission unit. The results of field performance evaluation showed that the field capacity and weeding efficiency of the rotary power weeder were 0.0712 ha/hr and 73%. The cost of operation with this weeder was estimated to be N 2,700.00 as against N 12,000.00 by manual

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rotary weeder; weeding efficiency; field capacity; weed density
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2014 18:55
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 09:39

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