Use of paddy drum seeder to sow pre-germinated seed as an alternative to mechanized paddy transplanter in valley area of Manipur
S Roma Devi, Laishram Kanta Singh, Ingudam Bhupenchandra, Pramod Chandra Dihingia
Rice is the main food of Manipur and it is still insufficiency in production. The cost of producing rice crops is increasing significantly due to higher fertilizer rates and wages due to the increased demand for work at the time of the transplant. Human labours continue to be the primary source of energy for agricultural production on small and marginal land and in both valley and hilly areas of Manipur, which indicates a very low level of mechanization. The paddy drum seeder is one of the tools with which human labour can be reduced and tools can be used successfully in the farmer’s field. During the study of rice production activities, using paddy drum seeder can enhanced crop yield by 22%. In comparison, financial input can be reduced by 52% and further drudgery requirements can be reduced by 93% compared to the traditional farming system. By using paddy drum seeder, rice cultivation could be reduced significantly and makes it possible for other agricultural mechanizing activities involved in rice cultivation.
S Roma Devi, Laishram Kanta Singh, Ingudam Bhupenchandra, Pramod Chandra Dihingia. Use of paddy drum seeder to sow pre-germinated seed as an alternative to mechanized paddy transplanter in valley area of Manipur. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 391-394.