Farm

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm

Extension Number

RFR A1374

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

Direct energy expenses (diesel, gasoline, propane, electricity) total more than $1 billion annually for Iowa’s farmers. Farm management techniques such as adjusting tractor gear and throttle settings, reducing tillage depths, and monitoring tractor tire inflation pressures can reduce diesel fuel consumption for row crop production. This study is being conducted over multiple years to measure the effects of energy management techniques on tractor fuel consumption during spring and fall field operations.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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