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Effect of side-wings on draught: The case of Ethiopian ard plough (maresha)

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Ethiopian farmers have been using an ox-drawn breaking plough, known as ard plough - maresha, for thousands of years. Maresha is a pointed, steel-tipped tine attached to a draught pole at an adjustable shallow angle. It has narrow side-wings, attached to the left and right side of it, to push soil to either side without inverting.The aim of this paper is to explore the effect of side-wings on draught using a field soil bin test facility. To this end, a mobile and an in-situ soil bin test syst...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Gebregziabher, S More by this author
De Swert, K More by this author
De Ketelaere, B More by this author
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Grant:
‘VLIR & Mekelle University Inter University Partnership Programme, 2003–2013; subproject Farm Technology’
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture Journal website
Volume:
127
Pages:
131-140
Publication date:
2016-09-05
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ISSN:
0168-1699
Pubs id:
pubs:631583
URN:
uri:9c6a6050-46f5-4849-8e65-e771419adfe0
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uuid:9c6a6050-46f5-4849-8e65-e771419adfe0
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pubs:631583

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