Energy use efficiency in mechanized cultivation of castor (Ricinus communis L.)


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Energy use efficiency in mechanized cultivation of castor (Ricinus communis L.)

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  • P KATHIRVELAN Tapioca and Castor Research Station (TNAU), P. G. Palayam, Yethapur-636 119, Tamil Nadu
  • S R VENKATACHALAM Tapioca and Castor Research Station (TNAU), P. G. Palayam, Yethapur-636 119, Tamil Nadu
  • P ARUTCHENTHIL Tapioca and Castor Research Station (TNAU), P. G. Palayam, Yethapur-636 119, Tamil Nadu
  • M DEIVAMANI Tapioca and Castor Research Station (TNAU), P. G. Palayam, Yethapur-636 119, Tamil Nadu

https://doi.org/10.56739/jor.v37iSpecialissue.140831

Keywords:

Castor, Drudgery, Energy use efficiency, Mechanization

Abstract

The highest seed yield (1765 kg/ha) was recorded under normal practices than mechanized practices (1640 kg/ha). A total of 63 man days/ha were employed with a time consumption of 442 hr/ha against normal practices (153 man days/ha with 1244 hr/ha). Thus, higher gross return of ` 67,240/ha, return above variable cost of ` 46,740/ha with a benefit cost ratio of 3.28 was realized under mechanized cultivation.

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References

Siqueira R, Gamero C A and Boller W 1999. Energy balance in planting and managing crops for soil coverage. Engenharia Agrícola, 19:80-89

Srinivas I, Mayande V M, Adake R V, Tyagaraj C R, Veeraprasad G, Atul Dange and Vijayakumar S 2009. Selective mechanization of castor crop in Andhra Pradesh to reduce the cost of cultivation: a case study. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development, 24 (2): 79-83.

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Submitted

2023-08-14

Published

2020-03-12

How to Cite

P KATHIRVELAN, S R VENKATACHALAM, P ARUTCHENTHIL, & M DEIVAMANI. (2020). Energy use efficiency in mechanized cultivation of castor (Ricinus communis L.): Energy use efficiency in mechanized cultivation of castor (Ricinus communis L.). Journal of Oilseeds Research, 37(Specialissue). https://doi.org/10.56739/jor.v37iSpecialissue.140831