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Engenharia Agrícola

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MERCANTE, Erivelto et al. PRAPRAG: software for rational planning of agricultural machines. Eng. Agríc. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.2, pp. 322-333. ISSN 0100-6916.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69162010000200015.

The software PRAPRAG is a tool used for choosing agricultural machines and implements that present the lowest cost per area or produced amount, as well as, to it makes the machines acquisition planning for the agricultural property, from both technical and economical points of view. It was used the programming language Borland Delphi 3.0. From the machine and implement handouts, it was created a database where the user can register and modify their characteristics of use. The software showed to be a useful and friendly tool. The software provides high speed, safety and reliability for the productive and economical process of the properties, at the selection and acquisition of agricultural systems, as well as for the determination of costs with the used labor.

Keywords : costs and selection; performance; computational system.

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