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Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan--Publication-Special Publication of TARI-No.177

No.177

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Development of Continuous Seed Warming and Sterilizing Machine

Development of Continuous Seed Warming and Sterilizing Machine

Ching-Tien Shih1, Jen-Fang Chen2, Cheng-Zu Pan3, Ta-Chi Yang4, Peng Huang5, Kuang-Hua Chang6

1 Associate Agricultural Engineer, Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA
2 Associate Plant Pathologist, Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA
3 Assistant Agronomist, Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA
4 Associate Entomologist, Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA
5 Director, Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA
6 Assistant Agricultural Engineer, Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA

Abstract

    The continuous seed warming and sterilizing machine is sterilizing the seed with continuous warm water to replace the use of chemicals in sterilization. This will largely reduce the use of pesticide and its pollution to the environment, lower producing cost, increase farmers’ profit, and promote healthy and excellent quality seeding. The machine consists of auto soft water maker, bactericidal steam producer, temperature sensor, heating tank, thermostat equipment for water storage tank, temperature controlling system, vibrating auto conveyor, overlapping-chain conveyor, micro-computerized temperature controller of conveyor, warm water sprinkling device and cooling spraying device, etc. The working capacity per hour of the machine is over 300kg.

Keywords: Continuous, Seed, warming, Sterilizing machine.