Islam, Md. Syedul and Ahmad, Desa (2000) Effects of Seedling Raising Methods on the Economic Performance of Manually Operated Paddy Transplanter. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 8 (2). pp. 205-215. ISSN 0128-7680
A study was conducted to identify the effects of different seedling raising media on the economic performance of a manually operated transplanter. The costs of seedling production in wooden frame, bamboo frame, plastic frame, nylon rope and plastic tray nurseries for transplanting one hectare of land were US$27.21, US$27.77, US$27.20, US$27.04 and US$44.89 respectively. However, for wet bed nursery, it was only US 19.32. The net benefit from machine transplanting with wooden, bamboo and plastic frame seedlings were US$ 13.48, US$ 19.46 and US$ 16.05 per ha respectively compared to hand transplanting with wet bed seedlings. Among the five seedling raising media, plastic frame was considered the most appropriate one, where the break-even area per year is only 1.9 ha. Using this technique, a farmer can save about US$ 16.0 per ha compared to hand transplanting method.
|Keyword:||paddy, seedling, transplanter, Dapog nursery, wet bed nursery, wooden frame, bamboo frame, plastic frame, plastic tray, nylon rope, pregerminated seed, break-even analysis, partial budget analysis|
|Faculty or Institute:||Faculty of Engineering|
|Publisher:||Universiti Putra Malaysia Press|
|Deposited By:||Nur Izzati Mohd Zaki|
|Deposited On:||30 Nov 2009 01:59|
|Last Modified:||27 May 2013 07:09|
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