Current Developments in Seeders and Transplanters for Vegetable Crops

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  • 1 Hammond Research Station, Louisiana State University AgCenter, 21549 Old Covington Highway, Hammond, LA 70403

This article is a review of the current status in planting and transplanting equipment and practices for vegetable crops. A review of horticultural and agricultural engineering literature is supplemented by information from an informal survey of members of American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) committee PM-48, Fruit and Vegetable Production Engineering, and other engineers and horticulturists working in this field. Areas covered include precision seed metering, seed placement, and high-speed transplanting with automated plant handling.

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To whom reprint requests should be addressed. E-mail address: dparish@agcenter.lsu.edu
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