Performance of BARI Developed Planter for Establishment of Maize

M. A. Matin,, K. C. Roy, M. N. Amin


A multicrop power tiller operated inclined plate planter (IPP) was tested for maize
establishment in winter and summer seasons of 2005 in three districts of Bangladesh. The
performance of the planter was evaluated and profitability of using the planter was compared
with traditional practice. The average field work rate capacity was 0.19 ha/h saving 32.8%
total cost and 79.2% labour costs over traditional practice. In addition 18% yield increase was
also observed in mechanical method. The price of the planter was US$ 200. The planter can
be used profitably as attachment behind a power tiller for maize establishment in tilled soil.

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