Farm Machinery: Modified Maize Sheller




Modified_Maize_ShellerPost harvest losses reduce the production in maize particularly due to manual shelling Previously, the farmers used to shell maize ears by manual beating which resulted in breakage. Then large shellers operated by tractors were imported and used by some farmers on rental basis. The rent of these shellers was very high and its availability to the farmers renamed low.

Introduction

Post harvest losses reduce the production in maize particularly due to 

Modified_Maize_Sheller

manual shelling Previously, the farmers used to shell maize ears by manual beating which resulted in breakage. Then large shellers operated by tractors were imported and used by some farmers on rental basis. The rent of these shellers was very high and its availability to the farmers renamed low.

The NARC Maize Programme, in collaboration with CIMMYT and Farm Machinery Institute of NARC, designed a maize sheller, which can be operated by electricity as well as manually. These shellers are cheaper, easy to handle. 

Impact

These shellers are now very common in use and private sector is involved in the manufacture of these units.

Key Reference : parc.gov.pk


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