Pasali SRI motorized weeder

It was almost a year of design and development. Pasali developed various prototypes from the  manual rotary weeder to motorized and battery operated with the consultation of farmers. And this month, the efficient motorized weeder is finally developed.

Mr. Rafael Anim, technical center staff, demonstrate the weeder.

 

Management of weeds is really one of the problems SRI Farmer’s encounters on their farming. Without submerging the rice plants, weeds around the plants increase. Rather than using synthetic chemicals to eliminate them, the rotary weeder uproots and leaves them on the field. The uprooted weeds become nutrients in the soil. The weeder also aerates the soil, allowing oxygen needed in the growth of the plants to flow through. This increased yields, producing more tillers, enlarges the panicle size, increases the weight of the grains and number of grains per panicle. Thus farmers believed this fact since for them manual weeding is laborious, time consuming and it is costly to hire someone to weed on their farm. That’s why Farmers are very enthusiastic about this new weeder. “This is it”, they say.

 

Farmer Alvaro Casuga weeding using the new weeder

 

This motorized weeder is one horsepower (HP) and does three rows at a time. It is light and easy to operate, making it possible even for women to work with. During the test, it took two weeders to do a hectare of rice in just five hours. Manual weeding takes about 25 days solo work to finish one hectare. It is really a great help to farmers.

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September 9, 2010. Uncategorized.

10 Comments

  1. gene bautista replied:

    Hi,

    Are there units available for sale of this motorized rice weeder?

    Thanks!

  2. Felix Amamio replied:

    where can we buy this motorized weeder here in the philippines and how much is the cost?

  3. Jhun villa replied:

    Where can I buy this weeder? How much? My cel no. 09182700703/028016988/028004014/09183333836 urgently needed please.

  4. oscar campanano replied:

    where can i order one

  5. roselle de castro replied:

    greetings!
    i would like to know where i can buy the pasali motorized weeder.
    please send me more info/specs.
    thank you.

  6. Rene D. Garcia replied:

    Saan po pwedeng makita ang new weeder ninyo? Magkano naman po ang 1-unit 3-row weeder? Salamat po.

  7. oscar replied:

    i want to own this kind of equipment for use in my farm

  8. angelito l. manuel replied:

    do you have a dealer in the philippines>

    • angelito l. manuel replied:

      please quote me the cost of the unit

  9. Primilo Solinap replied:

    hello folks…i have sweet corn farm. May I know if I can use your design or perhaps I will buy one unit from you. Thanks.

    Milo Solinap sheltermilo@yahoo.com

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