Planter for small-scale farmers
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CTA. 1993. Planter for small-scale farmers. Spore 48. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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A planter for small-scale arable farmers has been designed and tested at the Farm Machinery Development Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture in Sebele, Botswana. The Sebele Standard Planter is a hand-held, animal-drawn planter which distributes...
A planter for small-scale arable farmers has been designed and tested at the Farm Machinery Development Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture in Sebele, Botswana. The Sebele Standard Planter is a hand-held, animal-drawn planter which distributes seeds evenly while planting. It has a net weight of 40kg and requires one or two oxen or two donkeys to pull it. The planter comprises a hopper mounted on a frame, with wheels and a special steel blade opener for hard soil and an optional fertilizer attachment. The capacity of the seed hopper is 3-4kg depending on the type of seed. The feed mechanism operates by means of a sprocket and chain driven agitator. with a 1 6-seed hole metering plate which controls the rate at which seeds are dispensed. The seed cut-off is controlled by a plain horizontal plate and side lever control. The Sebele Standard Planter is now being produced by the Rural Industries Innovation Centre in Kanye, Botswana. Commercial Officer Rural Industries Innovation Centre Private Bag 11 Kanye BOTSWANA
SubjectsCROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION;
- CTA Spore (English)