Kadaba: Young agriculturist invents ‘tree cycle’ to climb areca nut tree

Daijiworld Media Network – Kadaba (MS)

Kadaba, Sep 24: Areca nut farmers in Dakshina Kannada district are facing labour problems in order to pluck the areca nut crop from the top of the tree.

As both works of spraying pesticide and harvesting the crop happens simultaneously, labour shortage is felt by the farmers.

Bhaskar, a young agriculturist of Charvaka in Kadaba taluk, has invented an equipment that helps him to climb the areca nut tree by himself. The equipment is very simple and can be used by men as well as women. It is handy for spraying the pesticide to the crop as well as harvesting it from the tree.

This tree cycle is made of iron rods. One can climb the tree by locking the equipment to the arecanut tree. This equipment can be used with both hands and legs.

Bhaskar gave up studies after fifth standard due to various reasons and took up agriculture. As he also owns areca nut farm, he is aware of labour shortage.

Usually the labourers prefer large scale farmers as they get more income and evade going to small farmers like Bhaskar. This results in loss of crop also for the small farmer as the pesticide is not sprayed on time.

Bhaskar began using this equipment three years ago, but did many modifications and now successfully using the same for spraying the pesticide and removing the crop from the tree.

Bhaskar has sold the equipment to many areca nut farmers at a cost of Rs 6,500 per piece. He trains the farmer at his farm itself before handing over the equipment.

Bhaskar said that the present equipment can be used to climb only areca nut and he will develop it so that it can be used for climbing coconut trees also.




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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 25 2022

    simply un scientific or approved by the ministry as to its reliability, safety measures and necessary guide lines. Once approved by ISI then only allowed to market the product or equipment. Never take it as a sport or venturing. Life is valuable so minimise risk.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sun, Sep 25 2022

    There should be a 2 feet rope tied between two gears. So two gears should not go too far. Can be used for medium height trees. Person should be low weight only. One safety belt required.

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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Sun, Sep 25 2022

    Bare minimum device. No safety at all. If the chain breaks, the person can plunge to his death. Risking the life of family members on such home made device. Many such climbing devices have been invented in the past. They don't go beyond experimental stage mainly because of complete lack of safety.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Sep 25 2022

    be careful readers before using we know how reliable are these kind of machines..make 100 percent sure that you are comfortable before using as the arecanut tree is quite high....

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 25 2022

    A video demo would have helped many to see how it performs & its safety capability as well.

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  • Antony, Mannapalla

    Sat, Sep 24 2022

    Since 2014...Indias inventions have grown multifold. After 2024...it will break all barriers

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  • Vinay, DXB/IXE

    Sun, Sep 25 2022

    Karne ko koi kaam nahi hain... Ab yahi sab karna padega

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  • SAMSON DSOUZA, Kinnigoli/Dubai

    Sat, Sep 24 2022

    Take care folks. Not a prudent idea to risk life using home developed tools

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 24 2022

    Bhashkar demonstrates one does not need a college education to be creative and innovative.

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Sat, Sep 24 2022

    Congratulations Bhaskar. Hope you can adapt it to climb other fruit trees which have branches, such as apple tree and guava tree.

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  • Narayana S., Bengaluru

    Sat, Sep 24 2022

    When Western countries reached and planning to settle on Plannet Mars we were able to invent a tree cycle to climb on Arcanut trees. In Photos 1 and 3 I can not make out, but in photo 2 that girl doesn't wear a safety belt or strap. Arcanut trees are very tall may be 50 to 70 feets. Hence make sure of safety of the user.

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Sun, Sep 25 2022

    Bhaskar gives training on how to handle the cycle; perhaps safety tips - belts - are part of the training.

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  • Narayana S., Bengaluru

    Sun, Sep 25 2022

    I agree for your comment about Canada. But in India we will wake up only after one falls and dies and strongly blaming the user by saying "he/she should have tied it properly/hold it properly"

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  • SRM, Shirva/Mumbai

    Sat, Sep 24 2022


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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Sep 24 2022

    chithra vichithra inventions after 2014

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