A tractor mounted ginger planter has been developed for the ﬁrst time that is suitable for planting ginger rhizome of size 25 to 50 mm at seed rate of 1200 kg/ha. It gives ﬁeld capacity and eﬃciency of 0.32 ha/h and 85%, respectively at the forward speed of 2 km/h with average miss and multiple indices of 0.9 and 0.26, respectively. The equipment costs Rs. 60,000/- and its cost of operation is Rs. 1435 /ha. It requires 6.25 man-hour/ha. There are savings of 51% and 88% in cost of operation and labour, respectively as compared to traditional method of planting.
The developed is automatic vegetable transplanter based on morphological characteristics of tomato and chilli seedlings grown in cylindrical paper pot of volume 90 cc and pot diameter of 54 mm. The average ﬁeld capacity and ﬁeld eﬃciency of the transplanter are 0.11 ha/h, 56%, respectively at the forward speed of 1.2 km/h, whereas transplanting eﬃciency and overall eﬃciency are 92 and 85%, respectively.