Mechanical Cassava Digger Developed At PhilMech

Mechanical Cassava Digger Developed At PhilMech

Mechanical Cassava Digger Developed At PhilMech

Engr. Raymund Macaranas of the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) shows the tubers of KU-50 cassava variety that were dug from the soil using a cassava digger attached to a tractor. Macaranas and his team of agricultural engineers from PhilMechโ€™s Agricultural Mechanization Division have developed a prototype of a cassava digger which can be attached to a 45-hp to 90-hp tractor for efficient harvesting of cassava tubers. The prototype can dig up to 30-centimeter deep in a single row and can harvest up to three hectares a day. The cassava digger, which is currently undergoing field tests at a cooperatorโ€™s farm in Pampanga, can reduce harvest losses down to two percent.–by Melpha M. Abello

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2 thoughts on “Mechanical Cassava Digger Developed At PhilMech

  1. Hi,

    Nakita sa Agriculture Magazine na may nakasubok na ng Cassava tube digger sa Ifugao. Gusto korin sanang bumili ng cassava tube digger, kanino ako pwedeng makipag-communicate

    Respectfully,

    Oscar Herana

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