Estimation of a Mechanization Index in Apple Orchard in Iran

  •  Raheleh Fadavi    
  •  Alireza Keyhani    
  •  Seyyed Saied Mohtasebi    


This study was conducted in production year 2008-9 in West Azerbaijan province (Uromia Township). mechanization index was estimated for apple (Red and Golden delicious varieties). In this study, data were collected by using random sampling method for 80 face to face questioners. Mechanization was considered in three levels including level 1 for spraying only, level 2 for spraying and plotting and level 3 for spraying and fertilizing operations. Results showed that by increasing Mechanization Index, energy and  inputs consumption will not decrease necessarily rather management of inputs consumption is more important.

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