Spot fertilizer Applicator is beneficial for cotton, consumption will be less

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Mr journalist, Cotton: Cotton is one of the most important commercial crops. It is the main fiber crop, which provides raw material for the textile industry. India is the largest cotton producer. Only seven countries contribute about 80 percent of the total world cotton production. 

However, we are lagging behind in terms of productivity. According to agricultural scientists DS Thorat, AP Pandirwar and Man Mohan Dev, fertilizers play an important role in cotton cultivation. It is important to use them in right quantity for more production. When fertilizers are sprayed by hand, they do not reach all the plants in the right quantity. That's why the Spot Fertilizer Applicator has been created. 

According to scientists, there are many reasons for low cotton productivity in India. Not having proper soil, not having proper irrigation system and not having proper distribution of fertilizers. 

If these problems are solved in the cultivation of this 'white gold' then our production can increase further. Spot fertilizer Applicator ensures proper application of fertilizer. Using this equipment, fertilizer is applied evenly to all the plants. There is no wastage of fertilizer, which reduces the cost of farming.  

How does this machine work?

This machine makes fertilizer application in cotton crop easier, quicker, economical and more efficient. It precisely applies the appropriate amount of fertilizer near the root zone of each plant, leaving out empty spaces between rows of plants. The machine can be attached to any compact power tiller capable of moving between the crop rows during top dressing operations. 

What is the utility of the machine?

Spot Fertilizer Applicator is a low cost, robust and accurate equipment for proper fertilizer application (top dressing) of granular fertilizers (urea, DAP etc.) in long row spacing crops like cotton, pigeon pea, maize, sugarcane etc. This machine can be easily operated by small and marginal farmers engaged in cotton cultivation. 

The developed machine can detect the location of plants and apply the appropriate amount of fertilizer without leaving gaps in between the rows. This reduces the use of fertilizers. This machine has the ability to reduce the cost of expensive fertilizers and maintain uniformity of fertilizer use in all plants.


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