Analysis of the mechanical performance of no-till seed drills in Algeria: Impact on crop yield

R. Labad, N. Louahdi, S. Zouaoui, F. Harrad, Z. Mohammedi, M.A. Feddal


The present work discussing one of direct seeding constraints in Algeria. The expensive price of seeder according to its availability for farmers slowed the adoption of this agricultural system in our country. Indeed, specific seeder “Boudour” have made in Algeria by CMA of Sidi Bel Abbes. To study the performance of this machine, an experiment was conducted during 2016/2017 agricultural season. The objectives are to compare the effects of different seeders on wheat and lentil development.  The results show that “Boudour” is more performant in the soil with regular seeding depth (6 cm) and high yield value observed.

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