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Seeking: Design and Development of Precision Planting Equipment

  • Hungary Hungary  
  • Quantity Required: 1 Piece
  • Last Updated:31 Mar 2018
  • Buying Frequency: One time

RFQ Details

We are seeking Design and Development of Precision Planting Equipment.

Especially interested in approaches that improve seed singulation, and have accurate metering and distribution capabilities.

The successful planter will:

* Meter and distribute single seeds at
o Rates of 6-10 seeds / m
o Depth of 4-8 cm
o Operating speed at least 3.5 km / hr
* Open the soil, and close and firm it after seed deposition
* Be precise, and limit the number of gaps between emerged plant stands
* 95% of gaps must be < 25 cm for plantings of < 100, 000 seeds / ha
* Plant seeds in 2-4 rows at a time
* Have a seed box
* Handle large seeds of 5 cm at largest dimension
* Limit mechanical damage to seeds
* Function on flat to 5% grade


Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:

* Devices that can be towed by a tractor
* Automated, self-propelled vehicles
* Industrial conveyor equipment
* Digging or drilling devices
* Farming / harvesting machinery
* Custom mechanical engineering
* Modified potato planters

The following approaches are NOT of interest:

* Manual approaches
* Operations with low field capacity (ha / hr)
* Operations with rough mechanical handling of seeds

Responses from companies, researchers, consultants, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome.