Wasim Ali, enforced ban on trailing disc plough
without tyres on roads of the district to prevent damage to roads caused by sharp discs.
In paddy sown areas, farmers should apply Rotovator once followed by Disc plough
Seed planters of various types and disc plough
, together, ensure optimal utility of seeds (thus higher yields of crops) and shelling, husking and processing equip.
For example, there was a lot of problem of rice stubbles for the sowing of wheat, farmers were burning the residues destroying soil or managing it by disc plough
or rotavator increasing cost of production.
Description of soil management systems Management system Symbol Description Cerrado CER Natural Cerrado area next to the experimental area, used as a reference environment (soil without anthropic action) Conventional CT Soil preparation with a heavy disc tillage with harrow and cultivation with soybean heavy disc harrow for 13 years No-till planting NTl Soil preparation with a disc plough
in with biannual the first 2 years and mouldboard plough rotation in the subsequent 2 years.
All the tractors come with a complete set of farm implements, namely, 9 Tine Tiller, Rotovator, two furrow Disc Plough
and cage wheel.
According to the Indian High Commission in Colombo, India has pledged to give a total of 500 tractors , with a complete set of farm implements, namely 9 Tine Tiller, Rotovator, two furrows Disc Plough
and cage wheel.
And by the end of the 20th Century, a 215hp tractor and 25ft disc plough
unit could cover a 40-acre field in 66 minutes.
The treatments were (a) manual clearing (MC): clearing with cutlass and weeds removed from the plots, (b) manual mounding (MM): manual construction of mound using traditional hoe after weeds were removed from plots, (c) ploughing (P): ploughing with tractor mounted disc plough
at about 15 cm soil depth, (d) ploughing plus harrowing (P+H): ploughed and harrowed once with tractor mounted disc plough
and harrow at about 15 cm soil depth (e) Ploughing plus harrowing plus ridging (P+H+R): ploughed and harrowed and ridged once with tractor mounted disc plough
, harrow and ridger to about 15 cm soil depth.
Further, it may be noted that the rotavator and disc plough
are used on a very limited scale in combination with cultivator.
Mercy Ndila sits on the moving tractor, her eyes switching between the disc plough
attached behind the machine and the unploughed land ahead.On this day, she is ploughing Dorcas Koli's farm in Wayani Village, Kitui County, as the farmer and her neighbour trail the machine sowing maize, cow peas and green grams seeds, just before the rains start.