Advanced design of permanent raised bed machinery in Pakistan

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Hussain, Zahid, Irfan, Muhammad and Akbar, Ghani. 2011. "Advanced design of permanent raised bed machinery in Pakistan." WCCA 2011: Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World . Brisbane, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2011 Canberra, Australia.
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Advanced design of permanent raised bed machinery in Pakistan

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsHussain, Zahid (Author), Irfan, Muhammad (Author) and Akbar, Ghani (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Systems Design Conference (WCCA 2011)
ERA Conference ID80185
Number of Pages3
Year2011
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://aciar.gov.au/WCCApapers
Conference/EventWCCA 2011: Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World
Event Details
WCCA 2011: Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World
Resilient food systems for a changing world
Event Date
26 to end of 29 Sep 2011
Event Location
Brisbane, Australia
Abstract

Tractor mounted Permanent Raised Bed (PRB) machinery was introduced in Pakistan in 1998 by an Australian government funded project. The PRB machinery shows very good results it has two parts namely a bed shaper and a no-till seeder. This machine is a good example of effective mechanization because it saves water, time and labour, improves grain yield and achieves a uniform distribution of seed and fertilizer. After 13 years of promotion, farmers are now familiar with raised bed technology, and are using different types of raised bed machinery while some farmers are using PRB machinery, especially in Khyber Pakhtonkhwah (KPK) and some part of Punjab. The PRB technology has proved its success but in Pakistan, our tractor horse power (46-55 hp) and the small farm size are obstacles to broad use of such machines suffering from high weight and cost. Therefore, we developed an advanced PRB machinery design which is low cost and light weight as well as versatile in its use.

Keywordsagricultural mechanization; PRB machinery; seeder performance; Pakistan
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020300210. Sustainable agricultural development
409901. Agricultural engineering
300202. Agricultural land management
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Byline AffiliationsMinistry of National Food Security and Research, Pakistan
National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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