Diesel Fuel Consumption during Field OperationsIowa State Research Farm Progress Reports
FarmNortheast Research and Demonstration Farm
Extension NumberRFR A1477
AbstractDirect 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 reducing tillage depths 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 OwnerIowa State University
Citation InformationH. Mark Hanna and Dana Schweitzer. "Diesel Fuel Consumption during Field Operations" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/116/