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Laser Land Leveler

  • Latief Ahmad
  • Syed Sheraz Mahdi
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Abstract

Unevenness of the soil surface has a major impact on the germination, stand, and yield of crops through nutrient water interaction and salt and soil moisture distribution pattern. Land leveling is a precursor to good agronomic, soil, and crop management practices. Resource conserving technologies perform better on well-leveled and laid out fields. Farmers recognize this and therefore devote considerable attention and resources in leveling their fields properly. However, traditional methods of leveling land are not only more cumbersome and time- consuming but more expensive as well. Very often, most rice farmers level their fields under ponded water conditions. The others dry level their fields and check level by ponding water. Thus, in the process of having good leveling in fields, a considerable amount of water is wasted. This chapter gives a technical description of laser land leveler. The components of laser land leveler and the procedure for laser-guided land leveling are included in the chapter.

Keywords

Laser land leveling Topographic survey Field plan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Latief Ahmad
    • 1
  • Syed Sheraz Mahdi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of AgronomySher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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