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Unpublished Paper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 Schweitzer, Iowa State University
Northern Research and Demonstration Farm
Extension Number
RFR A1483
Publication Date
Direct energy expenses (diesel, gasoline, propane, electricity) total more than $1 billion annually for Iowa’s farmers. Day-to-day farm management techniques such as adjusting tractor gear and throttle settings or 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 field operations.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
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Citation Information
H. Mark Hanna and Dana Schweitzer. "Diesel Fuel Consumption during Field Operations" (2015)
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