Effect of Sedimentation Period on Performance of Rice Transplanter

A. K. Goel, D. Behera, S. Swain


Three transplanters namely OUAT, CRRI and Yanji rice transplanter were evaluated in sandy
loam soil conditions with four levels of sedimentation period i.e. 24, 32, 48 and 56 hours.
Transplanters were evaluated with respect to float sinkage, draft, depth of planting, floating
hills, mechanical damage, buried hills, missing hills and hills mortality and the data were
analyzed in accordance with split plot design of experiments. It was found that 32 hours of
sedimentation period was suitable for operation of manual transplanter while the same was 56
hours for Yanji transplanter.

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