Comparison between mechanical and manual manuring towards cost and labour saving in oil palm plantation / Iqbal Hakeem Shamsuri

Shamsuri, Iqbal Hakeem (2018) Comparison between mechanical and manual manuring towards cost and labour saving in oil palm plantation / Iqbal Hakeem Shamsuri. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

The research was run to compare which fertilizer application technique is more efficient in terms of productivity of each day of manuring program and lower cost including variable cost and fixed cost of each techniques. The test was run in an area where mechanical spreader is applicable and also manual technique with a team of 5 workers in applying fertilizer. The type of fertilizer used in this study was Ammonia Sulphate (AS) fertilizer which was one of the main fertilizer to supply sufficient nitrogen (N) nutrient to each matured palm. The study found out that mechanical spreader has higher average of productivity; 154 Bag/day, compared to manual; 96 Bag/day. The cost per hectare also shows that mechanical spreader; RM5.44/ha, is lower compared to manual; RM8.09/ha. Moreover, the hectare coverage per day shows that mechanical; 38.8Ha/day, is more efficient compared to manual; 24.2Ha/day. Lastly, the average workers used by mechanical (2 workers/day) is lower that using manual which need (5 workers/day).

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Shamsuri, Iqbal HakeemUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Fertilizers and improvement of the soil
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Jasin Campus > Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons) Plantation Management and Technology (AT220)
Item ID: 22602
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fertilizer; Technique; Mechanization; Manual; Efficient
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/22602

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