Research is devoted to accelerating agricultural mechanization. Various kinds of agricultural machinery have been developed, improved and transferred to industry for commercialization to meet local farming needs. The field operation machinery developed includes: track-type peanut and corn harvesters, mechanized peanut culture system, edible burdock harvester, self-propelled extensive air-blast sprayer for rice, seating type upland cultivator, cabbage harvester, seating type rice seeder, ridge maker and plastic film mulching machine, multi-functional ridge maker and plastic film mulching machine, plastic mulch retriever, and cut-flower harvester for chrysanthemum in protected cultivation.
Water caltrops washer and shorter
Cultivator-type mulching machine
Ridge maker and plastic film mulching machine
The automatic production machinery developed includes: automatic sprout production system, nursery tray washer, automatic spray irrigation system for orchards, green culture management facility for bean sprouts, automation of seedling production for rice nursery centers, automatic water-saving field irrigation equipment, multi-usage operating machines for vegetable production, automation of vegetable production in trays, automation of vegetable seedling production, grafting system for vegetables and fruits, automation operation technology for export fruit, and precision irrigation system for potted Phalaenopsis orchids.
Small tray transplanter for tray vegetables
Automatic production system for short-term leafy vegetables
Rubber tube grafting machine for seedling
Speed disposer for recycling waste
Ongoing research projects include: solar-utilize short term leafy vegetable production system, wireless automatic monitoring system for protected production, image-based quality inspection system for vegetables and fruit, automatic production system for short-term leafy vegetables, production machinery for leafy vegetables, and leafy vegetable transplanter.
The station also helped import and test harvesting machineries for maize, sesame and sorghum to cope with the policy of “reactivation of fallow farmland”, as well as the harvesting and processing machineries for large mustard, water caltrop, broccoli and mango.