COURSE CODE: AGE 501
COURSE TITLE: Farm Machinery 1
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week
Course Coordinator: Dr Alex Folami Adisa
Office Location: College of Engineering Building
Other Lecturers: Nil
Short review of the development of mechanization in various branches of agriculture. Types of farm machinery and their field management requirements. Machine performance, costs of machine use. Farm cultural operations: clearing, tillage, planting, cultivation, fertilizer and insecticide application, harvesting. Land levelling and earth moving. Safe operation of agricultural machinery. Selection of machinery to suit the performance requirement of various agricultural operations and Nigeria conditions.