He recommended using Disc Harrow
for land preparation, saying it would do the job with less labour and time compared to traditional plough or Rotovator.
FIAB offers a package of essential farm equipment, including a 45 to 80 hp tractor and implements, such as a ripper, disc harrow
, trailer, and planter, to perform land preparation, planting, and crop transport, plus the parts and workshop tools needed for service and maintenance.
The tow-behind DR ATV DISC HARROW
has 10 offset notched discs of 1/8-inch-thick steel that break up rough or plowed ground in 33-inch swaths.
The government also urged the beneficiaries to tap shared facilities and equipment such as cultivators and power tillers, threshers, hand tractors, light-duty shredders, four-wheel-drive tractors with disc plow, mounted trailing disc harrow
and one-ton trailer, flatbed dryers.
"Following up with a disc harrow
gives further residual moisture loss along with soil degradation.
The spokesman advised instead of burning of rice stubble, farmers should mix the crop residual into the soil through deep plough through rotavator or disc harrow
. This year Agriculture Department will monitor and report burning of Rice stubbles incidents on day today basis.
He advised that instead of burning of rice stubble, farmers should mix the crop residue into the soil through a deep plough through a rotavator or disc harrow
Towed implements consisted of a 4-foot-wide single disc harrow
, a 6-foot-wide spike tooth harrow and a 3-foot-wide spring tooth harrow.
The cost of a disc harrow
varies depending on the width and number of discs, but those compatible with a smaller tractor generally start around $700.
She indicated that upon their retirement they acquired a tractor with a disc harrow
, plougher and planter which they also use to plough for other people through the ISPAAD programme.
This indicates that the weed species might be disseminated through farm equipments (tractors, disc harrow
, Mewled, etc.) and natural agents (flooding, birds, etc.).