Optimisation of the seed spacing uniformity performance of a vacuum-type precision seeder using response surface methodology


Yazgi A. , Degirmencioglu A.

BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING, vol.97, no.3, pp.347-356, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 97 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2007.03.013
  • Title of Journal : BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.347-356

Abstract

The objective of this study was to optimise the seed spacing uniformity performance of a precision seeder using response surface methodology (RSM) and to verify the optimum levels of the variables. The variables considered in the study consisted of the vacuum on the seed plate, the diameter of seed holes and the peripheral speed of the seed plate. Cotton seeds were used for sowing and experiments conducted in this study were based on the central composite design (CCD), one of the designs in RSM.