Author: FAO Panel of Experts on Agricultural MechanizationPublish On: 1981
The total investment in parts , equipment and tools ( but excluding buildings ) for
a repair workshop of this capacity exceeds $ 150 , 000 at 1980 prices . The Role
of Government 23 . A reliable and cost - effective machinery parts service is only
Author: FAO Panel of Experts on Agricultural Mechanization
Only in the last 10 years have UAVs and miniaturized sensor technologies
become widely available at cost-effective prices and are demonstrating a
significant suitability for PA applications. In fact, UAVs are not only facilitating
remote sensing ...
Author: Guangnan Chen
Publisher: CRC Press
The agricultural industry is dealing with enormous challenges across the globe, including the limited availability of arable lands and fresh water, as well as the effect of climate change. Machinery plays a crucial role in agriculture and farming systems, in order to feed the world’s growing population. In the last decade, we have witnessed major advances in agricultural machinery and technologies, particularly as manufacturers and researchers develop and apply various novel ways of automation as well as the data and information gathering and analyzing capabilities of their machinery. This book presents the state-of-the-art information on the important innovations in the agricultural and horticultural industry. It reviews and presents different novel technologies and implementation of these technologies to optimize farming processes and food production. There are four sections, each addressing a specific area of development. Section I discusses the recent development of farm machinery and technology. Section II focuses on water and irrigation engineering. Section III covers harvesting and post-harvest technology. Section IV describes computer modelling and simulation. Each section highlights current industry trends and latest research progress. This book is ideal for those working in or are associated with the fields of agriculture, agri-food chain and technology development and promotion.
The decreasing subsidy implies that low cost would be key factor for survival in
the future . Therefore , companies should come up with more cost effective
products and business strategies ( Sengupta et al , 2004 ) . After sales service to
U.S. Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Trade Mission to Chile, Bolivia,
Ecuador, and Venezuela. ... Trade missions afford participants a cost-effective
opportunity to meet key agricultural ministry officials and have private meetings
Includes articles on international business opportunities.
The distributor quickly learns which machines can be sufficiently cost effective in
the hands of farmer-owner-operators to allow credit contracts to be viable and
completed without undue delay. In addition, the distributor learns which machines ...
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
Category: Agricultural machinery
The role of small farm equipment; Land preparation; Irrigation; Seeding and planting; Plant protection and soil fertility; Harvesting; Threshing; Grain drying; Improving research and development, manufacturing, marketing, extension and use of small farm equipment.
7098 EDWARDS , W. M. Planning a cost effective machinery system for a farm .
In Seminar : An economical approach to agricultural machinery management , 4
June 1999. Bethlehem , South Africa ; AGEKON ( 1999 ) 10 pp . ( En )
ADVERTISEMENT CONTROL THE COST OF THE LOW - COST SOLUTION TO
LEAKING ROOFS CONTROLLING COUCH ... 295 on enquiry card We will
design , engineer , develop and manufacture agricultural machinery to your
To effectively use agricultural machinery, the government has promoted an
agency for farm operations and diversification ... the lease of agricultural machinery, and rental, among others, which can decrease the purchasing cost of
Direct Budget Administrative machinery , extension services , information , 7 % of
the budget for 1983 plant ... Still in effect . Honey Development ; - free advice -
equipment made available at 70 % of cost . Agricultural implements and ...
Tractors and other machines got bigger, faster, and more efficient. In order to
make the machines cost-effective, they had to be used over ever-larger pieces of
land. Mechanization of agriculture therefore went hand in hand with a tendency
Author: David Pimentel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Pesticides have contributed impressively to our present-day agricultural productivity, but at the same time they are at the center of serious concerns about safety, health, and the environment. Increasingly, the public wonders whether the benefits of pesticides - `the perfect red apple' - outweigh the costs of environmental pollution, human illness, and the destruction of animals and our habitat. Scientists and government officials are suspected of promoting commercial interests rather than protecting human welfare.
In 1993-94, the retail price of flour was 95 percent of the import parity price of
flour", so the effect on the retail price of flour of the ... Commercial policy and
credit subsidies have combined to make agricultural machinery very cheap,
which has ...
Although subsidies and taxes do not distort the price of agricultural machinery, a
1 2% sales tax and 30% duty tax on spare parts increases the cost of spare parts
by 45 .6%. These taxes were reduced in calculating the efficiency cost of ...
... chain rollers of bucket ladder excavators and bucket elevators as well as agricultural machinery, chill castings are used as a cost-effective material in
grinding applications, e.g. as mill linings or grinding tools. Hammers for coal mills
in power ...
Author: Hans Berns
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
Ferrous materials have made a major contribution to the development of modern technology. They span a tremendous range of properties and applications. Part A of this book is dedicated to the fundamental relationships between the structure and the properties of ferrous materials. The considerably larger Part B deals with standardised materials, recent developments and industrial applications, which also affect processing aspects. Details are given for general engineering materials, tool and functional materials, as well as high-strength, creep-resistant and wear-resistant grades. This book closes the gap in the treatment of steel and cast iron. Each chapter takes into account the gradual transitions between the two types of ferrous materials. The authors demonstrate that steel and cast iron are versatile and customisable materials which will continue to play a key role in the future.
Author: Centre on Transnational Corporations (United Nations)Publish On: 1983
Other farm equipment Farm machinery or equipment not previously discussed
can be grouped in one of the following ... Since equipment price competitiveness
depends largely on the cost - effectiveness of the production process , this
Author: Centre on Transnational Corporations (United Nations)
Reducing the production costs and running costs of tractors and agricultural machinery . ... interest , according to Reid , is the use of electronics and
mechatronics to accomplish more appropriate and cost - effective agricultural
INTRODUCTION The uncontrolled decomposition of waste from agricultural and
agro-industrial sources results in ... Anaerobic treatment (anaerobic digestion) is
frequently cost effective as a result of energy production through methane. Also ...
Author: Myer Kutz
Publisher: Academic Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery Engineering is the essential reference for engineers who need to understand those aspects of the food industry from farm machinery to food storage facilities to the machinery that processes and packages our foods. The process of getting food from "farm to fork," as the saying goes, involves more than planting, harvesting, shipping, processing, packaging and distributing—though those are all key components. Effective and efficient food delivery systems are built around processes that maximize the effort while minimizing cost, time, and resource depletion. This comprehensive reference is for engineers who design and build machinery and processing equipment, shipping containers, and packaging and storage equipment. It includes cutting-edge coverage of microwave vacuum application in grain processing, cacao processing, fruit and vegetable processing, ohmic heating of meat, facility design, closures for glass containers, double seaming, and much more. Provides cross-topic information for translational research and potential application Focuses on design and controls – written for engineers by engineers – always with practical applications in mind Includes design of machinery and facilities as well as theoretical basis for determining and predicting behavior of foods as they are handled and processed