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Hand Jabber
The jabber is a hand-held farm implement which can be used to plant seeds of various upland crops both in zero tillage and cultivated soil conditions. It has a simple design and can be easily constructed from locally available materials. It is easy to use and maintain. It reduces drudgery compared to the traditional planting but farmers need a bit of practice to be skillful in its operation. Seeds of corn and other row crops can be planted using this instrument at a rate 0.25 ha/day. It measures 100 x 19 cm (HW), with 3 mm tube diameter and weighs 1.3 kg. The instrument is used by one person. In planting using this instrument, one has to make sure that the field to be planted is well prepared. It will be useful to attach a small seed sack to the waist of the operator to hold the seeds to be planted. The operation is done by first pushing the jabber into the soil. The soil is opened by pulling the jabber’s actuator vertically upward. One or two seeds are then dropped into the seed tube. The jabber is pulled out of the soil before proceeding to the next hill.
Patent Type:
Utility model
Patent Status:
Public Domain


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