Sowing equipment


  • Sowing refers to placing seeds into the soil in accepted pattern under optimum soil moisture and at optimum row to row and plant to plant spacing. To get high yield, the right amount of seed should be placed at the right time at a predetermined depth and spacing in the soil.
  • The operational requirement of a sowing equipment are as follows:
    • Provision to change the seed rate.
    • Placing of seeds at an appropriate depth and their covering with soil layer.
    • Seeds should not be exposed to injury by the seeding devices.
    • Operating efficiency of the seed drill should not be dependent on field undulations and travel speed (6-15 km/h).

Seed drill

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