Evaluation of an animal drawn groundnut digger for improved productivity of groundnut farmers in semi-arid West Africa


Groundnut cultivation in semi-arid West Africa is characterized by high labour demand, especially during land preparation and digging of mature pods (harvesting). While implements are available for mechanization of land preparation, the same is not true for harvesting. This conference paper presents the results of a field experiment conducted to measure the operational performance and effectiveness of an animal drawn groundnut digger on pod, fodder loss, and pod loss for two groundnut varieties.

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Publication: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference and 38th Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers
Number of pages: 4
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File size: 3.48 MB

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