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Abstract—In the farming process, often used conventional seeding operation takes more time and more labor. The seed feed rate is more but the time required for the total operation is more and the total cost is increased due to labor, hiring of equipment. The conventional seed sowing machine is less efficient, time consuming. Today’s era is marching towards the rapid growth of all sectors including the agricultural sector. To meet the future food demands, the farmers have to implement the new techniques which will not affect the soil texture but will increase the overall crop production. Agriculture in India has a significant history. Today, India ranks second worldwide in farm output. Still, agriculture is demographically the broadest economic sector and plays a significant role in the overall socio-economic fabric of India. This paper deals with the various sowing methods used in India for seed sowing and fertilizer placement. The comparison between the traditional sowing method and the new proposed machine which can perform a number of simultaneous operations and has number of advantages. As day by day the labor availability becomes the great concern for the farmers and labor cost is more, this machine reduces the efforts and total cost of sowing the seeds and fertilizer placement.
Index Terms—Seed sowing, Shovel, Sowing, Multi seeds, Fertilizer
Cite: Roshan V Marode, Gajanan P Tayade, and Swapnil K Agrawal, "Design and Implementation of Multi Seed Sowing Machine," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 422-429, October 2013.