with the collaboration of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME)
Research Article Image Processing
Modeling and Fabrication of a Robot for Sowing in a Seedling Tray (Case Study: Sugar Beet)

S. Abdanan

Volume 13, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 249-266


  IntroductionAdopting new technologies for crop growth has the characteristics of improving disaster resistance and stress tolerance, ensuring stable yields, and improving product quality. Currently, the cultivation of seed trays relies on huge labor power, and further mechanization is needed to increase ...  Read More

Research Article Design and Construction
Design of a Harvester for Harvesting of the Leaves and Stems of Plants in Cultivation Rows and Evaluation its Performance in the Peppermint Farm

P. Ghiasi; M. Salatin; R. Soon; S. M. Mir Esmaeili; K. Pirvandi; Gh. Najafi

Volume 13, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 267-284


  IntroductionThe world today is facing the issue of population growth, which will result in food shortages. One way to supply food to this growing population is to facilitate the production of agricultural products to meet the growing demand. Medicinal plants are an important product of the agricultural ...  Read More

Research Article Agricultural systems engineering (greenhouse, fish farming, mushroom production)
Technical and Economic Feasibility of Using Solar Energy to Provide Heat Load to a Poultry House

M. Jalali; A. Banakar; B. Farzaneh; M. Montazeri

Volume 13, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 285-307


  IntroductionIn the poultry industry, reducing energy consumption is essential for reducing costs. Energy requirements in the poultry industry include heating, cooling, lighting, and power line energy. Identifying factors that increase energy usage is crucial, and providing appropriate solutions to reduce ...  Read More

Research Article Agricultural waste management
Comparison of Dry Land Wheat Grain Harvest Losses in Different Types of Chaff Collector Combine Harvesters in Kurdistan Province

M. Safari; M. A. Rostami

Volume 13, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 309-319


  IntroductionIn conventional combine harvesters, wheat chaff is typically removed from the end of the machine and deposited on the field surface. Depending on the wheat cultivar, cultivation method, and growing conditions, the amount of chaff produced can range from 0.8 to 1.5 times the amount of grain ...  Read More

Research Article
Evaluation of Two Types of Cotton Pickers in Terms of the Functionality and Quality of the Harvested Fibers

Sh. Nowrouzieh

Volume 13, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 321-333


  IntroductionCotton, as one of the most widely used products in various industries, has always been considered by leading countries in agriculture. The applications of this plant range from the food industry to the military industry, as well as the textile and animal nutrition industry. It is predicted ...  Read More

Research Article Agricultural waste management
Measurement of Losses in a Austoft Sugarcane Harvester Case 7000

V. Ebrahim Khanloo Sisi; N. Monjezi; M. Soleymani

Volume 13, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 335-348


  IntroductionSugarcane is one of the strategic products of Khuzestan province, which is cultivated in 10 active agro-industrial sites and covers an area of about 110,000 hectares of irrigated farms in the province. Sugarcane harvesting, like most crops, is done by special sugarcane harvesters. Due to ...  Read More

Research Article Post-harvest technologies
Assessment of Sieve Slope, Sieve Range and Fan Suction on Cleaning Efficiency and Loss Rate of Peanut Thresher

J. Abdi; A. Golmohammadi; Gh. Shahgholi; A. Rezvanivand fanaei

Volume 13, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 349-363


  IntroductionPeanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an annual plant of the legume genus that is cultivated in 109 countries due to its high-quality oil and seed protein. In Iran, this crop is cultivated on an area of 3000 hectares, with an average yield of 4 tons per hectare. Threshing performance significantly ...  Read More

Research Article Post-harvest technologies
Drying Kinetics of White Seedless Grape Affected by High-Humidity Hot Air Impingement Blanching

H. Rezaei; M. Sadeghi

Volume 13, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 365-382


  IntroductionDue to the disadvantages of using chemical materials as pretreatment before grape drying, the application of non-chemical methods that not only take the environmental issues into account but also increase the drying rate and improve the quality of the produced raisins is vitally important. ...  Read More