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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 19, No. 2, 2015, pp. 267-269
Bioline Code: ja15034
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2015, pp. 267-269

 en Development and Performance Evaluation of a Rain Shade for a low scale Agricultural Produce
AKHAZE, MUSA NICHOLAS & BAMIDELE, ADEBAYO ADESHINA

Abstract

This paper reports on the development and performance evaluation of a rain shade for a low scale agricultural produce, The rain shade consists of a geared D. C motor, 12V battery, sensor, a roller tube in which a polyester fabric is wound, two extension arms attached directly to the roller tube that pulls out the fabric when the device is open to protect a designated area from rain and pulls it back when the rain stops and a stand. On performance evaluation of the rain shade, it was to able protect maize cobs by opening in average periods of 0.5,1,1 and 1 second and retracting in average periods of 150, 411,470 and 480 seconds respectively.

Keywords
rain; rain shade; extension arm; weight; time

 
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