MECHANIZATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR WOODY PLANT PRODUCTION BY LAY DOWN PLANTING: DEVELOPMENT OF HARVESTING MACHINE FOR PROPAGATION MATERIAL
Many procedures exist for the propagation and plantation of woody-stemmed plant in the national and international practice of the forestry and agricultural areas. One of such methods is the planting of which multiple versions are applied. Installing the short-rotation plantations are carried out by planting seedlings or cuttings. Currently on the market available planting machines for planting of cuttings or rooted seedlings can be used only with a number of technology trade-offs. All planting
... offs. All planting machines are capable of vertically implanting the plants. Lay down propagation technology is not available currently on the market, therefore our goal is to develop such mechanization technology that's why it is an important task to improve the energetic plant propagation. The technology to be developed will be better than traditional methods because of the higher field performance therefore the lower overhead expenses. The aim of recent study is to submits the preliminary results of a new harvesting and planting machines development, which properly serves the new lay down cutting propagation technology.