Issue Date: Jun 30, 1995
SCIENTISTS at the Zonal Research Centre
at the College of Agricultural
Engineering (CAE) in Coi-mbatore have
developed a motorised machine for
weed extraction in fields and orchards.
The device claims to bring down the
cost of weeding a hectare of cultivated
land by 70 per cent from Rs 2,200 for
manual weeding, down to Rs 600 with
the motorised implement.
The machine, which resembles the
front half of a bicycle with a motor
rigged above the wheel, is driven
between crop rows to uproot the weeds.
The machine is suitable for weeding
fields of crops like turmeric, tomato,
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