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Farm layout and planting system for sweetpotato production in Malaysia.

Ahmad, Desa and Hamid, Akhir and Rukunnuddin, Ibni Hajar (2012) Farm layout and planting system for sweetpotato production in Malaysia. Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America, 43 (1). pp. 44-51. ISSN 0084-5841

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This paper looks at the needs and potential for mechanized operations in the production of sweetpotatoes in Malaysia, focusing on landscape planning to suit the field machinery used. It briefly explains the planning considerations and the availability of machines for these operations. Almost all field operations in the production of sweetpotatoes on mineral and problem soils, except peat soil, can be mechanized; however, a few operations may still need to be done manually. The scale of production determines the extent of mechanization to be adopted. Careful planning is required because mechanized production involves a large amount of capital. Planning should involve establishing a suitable schedule to carry out field operations and selecting the appropriate machines. Local environmental and topographical factors at the farm also need to be considered in the planning of mechanized sweetpotato production.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Farm Layout; Planting System; Sweetpotato
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
Publisher:Farm Machinery Industrial Research Corp.
ID Code:23459
Deposited By: Muizzudin Kaspol
Deposited On:04 Aug 2014 16:03
Last Modified:14 Jan 2016 11:03

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