Draft Requirement of Two Animal - Drawn Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) Weeders

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Y. A. Unguwanrimi
A. M. Sada
G. N. Ugama
H. S. Garuba
A. Ugoani

Abstract

Draft requirements of two animal – drawn (IAR) weeders operating on loam soil were determined in the study. The implements include a straddle row weeder and an emcot attached rotary weeder evaluated under the same soil conditions, using a pair of white Fulani breed of oxen. The animal draft requirement was first estimated from the animal ergonomics measurements. Using area of 0.054 hectare as experimental plot for each implement the draft requirement of each implement was investigated after taking soil samples for soil moisture content and bulk density determinations. The implements tested showed variation in their average draft requirement. The straddle row weeder had the highest value of 338.15 N respectively while the emcot attached rotary weeder had the lowest value of 188.12 N with 47.03%, respectively. The average soil moisture contents and bulk density were 13.0% and 1.46%/cm3, respectively.

Keywords:
Draft, requirement, animal – drawn, IAR, weeders.

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Unguwanrimi, Y. A., Sada, A. M., Ugama, G. N., Garuba, H. S., & Ugoani, A. (2020). Draft Requirement of Two Animal - Drawn Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) Weeders. Journal of Engineering Research and Reports, 10(3), 14-20. https://doi.org/10.9734/jerr/2020/v10i317039
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Review Article

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