Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Diesel Fuel Consumption during Field Operations

Authors: H. Mark Mark Hanna (Iowa State University) , Dana D. Schweitzer (Iowa State University)

  • Diesel Fuel Consumption during Field Operations

    Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Diesel Fuel Consumption during Field Operations

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Abstract

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, 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 field operations.

Keywords: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

How to Cite:

Hanna, H. M. & Schweitzer, D. D., (2015) “Diesel Fuel Consumption during Field Operations”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2014(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2015
Peer Reviewed