Design and Development of Chilli Seeder
Digvijaysinh B Dodiya1, Jayesh R Koisha2
1Digvijaysinh B Dodiya*, Graduated Student, Mechanical Department, BVM Engineering College, V.V.Nagar, Anand (Gujarat), India.
2Jayesh R Koisha, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Department, BVM Engineering College, V.V.Nagar, Anand (Gujarat), India.
Manuscript received on October 05, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on October 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2020. | PP: 436-439 | Volume-10 Issue-1, October 2020. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijeat.A19231010120 | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1923.1010120
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Abstract: India is the second-largest producer of chilli in the world. The seeds of chilli, capsicum etc. are commonly sown and developed in nurseries using plug tray for better germination. Then grown plants sent to farmland for further cultivation. It was observed that the process of sowing seeds in plug tray require more time because the seed are small and one has to drop it manually. Moreover, this is tedious work and the owner have to pay high for this. So, objective of the study was to evolve a Plug Tray Seeder which were affordable to nursery owners. Which work on pneumatic principle. It was designed in such manner that it has higher seedling rate and less power consumption. In addition, it should also reduce human effort and labour cost. The capacity of seeder, is assumed, depending on the tray size used which range between 27000 and 46800 cell per hour. The total cost of the precision plug seeder is estimated to be ₹17800 (US$242).
Keywords: India is the second-largest producer of chilli