Agricultural Machinery

Management






Book description

​Machinery management is an integral but vital aspect of any successful mechanization scheme irrespective of the scale of operation. Effective machinery management implies effective decision making and implementation in all aspects of selection of operations to mechanized, right choice of equipment, ownership, appropriate power-implement match, financing of operation and control on machinery utilization for optimum output. This book provides useful information about management strategies and decision making processes to maximize agricultural equipment efficiency and increased production. Also, the book will acquaint students and researchers with requisite skills, knowledge and nitty-gritty of machinery for effective agricultural management.

Table of contents

Dedication. v

Acknowledgements. vi

Preface    xi

Part 1               MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS. 1

            CHAPTER 1           Management Concepts. 2  ​        N399.00  ($1)

1          Introduction. 2

1.1.       Roles of management 2

1.2        Management environments. 4

1.3        Management functions. 5

1.4        Cost concepts in management 6

1.4.1     Financial evaluation. 6

1.4.2     Cost benefit analysis. 7

1.4.3     Cost-effectiveness analysis. 11

1.5        Cost categories. 11

1.5.1     Production cost components. 12

1.5.2     Cost prediction. 14

Reference. 14

            CHAPTER 2            Farm Management Concepts. 16     N399.00  ($1)

2        Introduction. 16

2.1      Farm economic activities. 16

2.1.1   Farm inputs. 17

2.1.2   Farm outputs. 18

2.2      Farm management 19

2.3     Terms associated with farm management 19

2.4        Management of engineering resources on the farm.. 24

Reference. 25

               CHAPTER 3        Farm Management Records. 26     N399.00  ($1)

3          Introduction. 26

3.1        Farm records. 26

3.2        Types of farm records. 28

3.2.1     Farm activities record. 28

3.2.2     Farm financial record. 28

3.2.3     Asset valuation record. 35

3.2.4     Field valuation record. 39

Reference. 39

Part 2               AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY MANAGEMENT. 41

Introduction. 42

            CHAPTER 4           Concepts of Agricultural Machinery. 43     N399.00  ($1)

4          Introduction. 43

4.1        Aspects of agricultural machinery. 44

4.1.1     Development of agricultural machinery. 44

4.1.2     Adaptation of agricultural machinery. 46

4.2        Standardization of farm machinery. 47

4.3        Agricultural machinery manufacturing. 48

4.4        Tractor and machinery situation in Nigeria. 48

4.5        Maintenance of agricultural machinery. 50

Reference. 51

             CHAPTER 5             Agricultural Machinery Management 53     N399.00  ($1)

5          Introduction. 53

5.1        Consequence of poor machinery management 54

5.2        Agricultural machinery certification. 54

5.3        Cost factor in machinery management 55

5.4        Facets of machinery management 56

Reference. 56

                      CHAPTER 6            Decision Making in Machinery Procurement 57     N399.00  ($1)

6          Introduction. 57

6.1        Machinery investment decisions and analysis. 57

6.2        Decision making process in machinery procurement 58

6.2.1     Stage 1: Decision on ownership of machinery. 59

6.2.2     Stage 2: Decision on procurement of machinery. 68

6.2.3     Stage 3: Decision on choice of machinery. 70

6.2.4     Stage 4: Decision on machinery health and safety features. 73

6.3        Selection of appropriate machinery for operations. 75

6.4        Decision making tools in machinery management 78

6.5        Breakeven analysis. 88

6.6        Agricultural machinery statistics. 90

References. 90

CHAPTER 7               Concepts of Maintenance Practices. 92     N399.00  ($1)

7          Introduction. 92

7.1        What is maintenance. 92

7.2        Maintenance concepts. 93

7.3        Machinery failure. 94

7.4        Reasons for machinery maintenance. 96

7.5        Maintenance policy and decision making. 98

7.6        Labour requirement for maintenance programme. 99

7.7        Types of maintenance. 100

7.8        Concept of tero-technology. 111

7.9        Maintenance functions and probability. 112

7.10      Machinery repair concepts. 113

7.11      Best maintenance and repairs practice. 114

7.12      Repairs and maintenance costs. 117

7.13      Machinery replacement and strategy. 118

Reference. 120

CHAPTER 8                Tractor-Machinery Power Management 122     N399.00  ($1)

8          Introduction. 122

8.1        Machinery power requirements. 123

8.2        Tractive performance criteria in tractors. 137

8.3        Tyre selection and management 139

8.4        Estimating tractor operating costs. 153

8.5        Criteria for measuring machinery performance. 156

8.6        Field machine performance factors. 172

8.7        Tractor power-implement match. 175

8.8        Productivity measurement in machine and human. 183

Reference. 188

             CHAPTER 9              Economics of Machinery Utilization. 191     N399.00  ($1)

9          Introduction. 192

9.1        Machinery use and economic variables. 192

9.2        Aspects of machinery costs. 196

9.2.1     Machinery ownership costs. 197

9.2.2     Fixed costs. 198

9.2.3     Operating costs. 223

9.2.4     Timeliness costs. 247

9.3        Cost of agricultural production (COP) 250

9.4        Relationship between cost and machinery use. 252

References. 252

            CHAPTER 10           Agricultural Financing. 255     N399.00  ($1)

10         Introduction. 255

10.1      Sources of agricultural financing. 255

10.2      Sources of agribusiness intervention funds in Nigeria. 258

10.3      Marketing strategies for agricultural products. 261

Reference. 263

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