|Raised bed former cum transplanter for vegetable seedlings||Chilli and cabbage crop raised by transplanter|
|Weeder for raised bed crop||Seed cum fertilizer drill for onion|
About 31 lakh hectare of land is under cultivation of tomato, chilli, brinjal, cabbage and cauliflower in India. These crops need transplanting and a raised bed former cum transplanter has been developed for transplanting these crops. Field capacity is 1.2 ha/day. The weeder is suitable for crops grown on raised bed. The weeding is done in between rows and furrows. Field capacity is 0.5 ha./hr. It will be also possible to mechanically spray the raised bed crop by using tractor operated sprayers as the tractor can enter the field till crop is upto 60 cm height.
About 11 lakh hectare of land is under cultivation of onion. The onion is being raised by broadcasting onion seeds under rainfed cultivation and transplanting under assured irrigation conditions. The seed cum fertilizer drill for onion is for sowing onion seeds on raised bed has been developed, seed rate is 2.5 – 5 kg/ha. and field capacity is 0.5 ha./hr.