Click on “Download PDF” for the PDF version or on the title for the HTML version.

If you are not an ASABE member or if your employer has not arranged for access to the full-text, Click here for options.

The Development in Research on the Auto-picking up Seedling Mechanism of a Self –feeding Transplanter for the Plugged SeedlingsClick here to enter title.

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting  152189191.(doi:10.13031/aim.20152189191)
Authors:   Cailing Liu, Mengmeng Wang, Yali Wang
Keywords:   plugged seedlings,auto-picking up mechanism,transplanter,development


The production of vegetables in China has become increasingly mechanized.But the current transplanting machines can‘t provide the seedlings into the transplanter automatically.As a result seedling transplantion is still one of the most labour-intensive aspects of vegetable farming. The auto-picking up seedlings mechanism is the bottleneck to resist the mechanization of vegetable production in China now. The author discussed the current development and the existing problems on research of the auto-picking up seedlings mechanism and compared several typical structures and principles of the mechanism.The gap between the domestic auto-picking up seedlings mechanism and the foreign auto-picking up seedlings mechanism was analyzed. The developing trend and the corresponding countermeasures of the auto-picking up seedlings mechanism of the vegetable transplanter were provided.The design basis to fit the characteristics of planting seedlings was drawn.The study will accelerate the process of automatical planting of vegetables and flowers.

(Download PDF)    (Export to EndNotes)