Development of A Ginger Harvester

Author

Mohd. Taufik, A., Sukra, A. B., Mohd Fazly, M., Md. Akhir, H., Aris, A., Norahshekin, A. R., & Saleh B.
Mechanisation  & Automation Research Center, MARDI HQ, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
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Language

English

Title

Development of A Ginger Harvester

Proceeding

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS 2008)

Date

21st October - 22nd October 2008

Place Held

The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Ginger harvesting is a laborious, tedious arid time consuming process which requires mechanization if the crop is to be cultivated in large areas. Ginger harvesting machine is presently not available. The objective of the study is to examine the performance of currently available machines that are used for harvesting similar underground crops in temperate countries. The machines studied comprised a potato digger-elevator and two models of potato digger-elevator-cleaner-collector (single row and double row types). Based on the study, a design concept is prepared for a ginger harvester, to be used under the Malaysian farming conditions. The proposed harvester will be of a twin-row design to be used with a medium sized four-wheeled tractor (60-70 h.p) with a targeted machine workrate of 0.2ha/hour.

Keywords

Ginger harvester; mechanization, design; crop harvesting, potato digger-elevator

Session

Poster Abstracts

Topic

Think Global, Act Local: A New Paradigm In Malaysian Herbal Industry (Prof. Emeritus Dr. Abdul Latif Ibrahim-UNISEL)