Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Management and Innovation, ICoSMI 2020, 14-16 September 2020, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Measuring The Effectiveness of Agricultural Mechanization Performance on Irrigated Rice Area in Batubara Regency

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-9-2020.2304503,
        author={Tommy  Purba and Helmi  Helmi and Ferdinanta  Sembiring and Deddy Romulo Siagian and Lermansius  Haloho and Moral Abadi Girsang and Khadijah EL Ramija},
        title={Measuring The Effectiveness of Agricultural Mechanization Performance on Irrigated Rice Area in Batubara Regency},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Management and Innovation, ICoSMI 2020, 14-16 September 2020, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICOSMI},
        year={2021},
        month={5},
        keywords={combine harvester effectiveness jarwo tranplanter rice batubara regency},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-9-2020.2304503}
    }
    
  • Tommy Purba
    Helmi Helmi
    Ferdinanta Sembiring
    Deddy Romulo Siagian
    Lermansius Haloho
    Moral Abadi Girsang
    Khadijah EL Ramija
    Year: 2021
    Measuring The Effectiveness of Agricultural Mechanization Performance on Irrigated Rice Area in Batubara Regency
    ICOSMI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-9-2020.2304503
Tommy Purba1,*, Helmi Helmi1, Ferdinanta Sembiring1, Deddy Romulo Siagian1, Lermansius Haloho1, Moral Abadi Girsang1, Khadijah EL Ramija1
  • 1: North Sumatera Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology
*Contact email: tompur.purtom@gmail.com

Abstract

One of issues facing by agricultural sector is the declining number and high-cost spend for agricultural labour, and followed by declining number of agricultural mechanizations. It affects to diverse planting time and the limitation of cultivated-area. Hence, this study conducted to measure the effectiveness of agricultural mechanization on rice cultivation in Aras Village (Air Putih District), started from January to December 2018. Some observed-variables are the field work capacity, number of labour, total cultivated-area and benefit cost ratio. The results show that jarwo transplanter has the capacity to replace twenty-one of agricultural labours and be economized IDR 405,000/ha. Meanwhile, the usage of combine harvester has ability to replace thirty-six of agricultural labours and be economized IDR 610,000/ha. Using agricultural mechanization share a higher B/C ratio compare with farmers style by 2.5 and 1.2, respectively. The usage of agricultural mechanization is mainly important to enhance rice production and farmers’ income.