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Unpublished Paper
Diesel Fuel Consumption During Field Operations
Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports
  • H. Mark Hanna, Iowa State University
  • Dana D. Schweitzer, Iowa State University
Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm
Extension Number
RFR A1374
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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.

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Iowa State University
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Citation Information
H. Mark Hanna and Dana D. Schweitzer. "Diesel Fuel Consumption During Field Operations" (2014)
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