IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 2, February 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Gosa Bekele, Ayalew Bekele
A tractor drawn wheat row planter was fabricated in Asella Agricultural Engineering Research Center workshop and evaluated at Munesa woreda of Oromia region at farmer’s field level. The project was undertaken due to the fact that most of the imported planters usually have maintenance problems in addition to high costs of procurement that are not affordable to an average farmer. Calibration of planter for wheat seeds and granular fertilizer (DAP) was carried out. The average seed rate under laboratory testing of evaluated row planter for wheat (Shorima variety) and fertilizer (DAP) were found to be 116.18 and 99.58 kg/ha respectively.