Energy in Farm Production
- R.C. Fluck, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Engineering Department, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
This last volume of the Energy in World Agriculture series is in many ways the series' Alpha and its Omega. It addresses the broad issues related to the use of energy in agricultural production, and also characterizes and quantifies the energy involvements of many agricultural production technologies. It is a compilation of descriptive and analytical information and design principles and data of energy use in this field. A significant aspect is the relationship between energy and agricultural productivity, increased knowledge and resulting improved management of energy-consuming operations on the farm. Information provided here has not been published elsewhere before. Throughout the book are examples of the important role that energy inputs have played in increasing productivity of the world's agricultural systems. Together with a revived interest in energy for agricultural production due to increases in energy costs, this volume meets that interest with valuable information and insights.View full description
- Published: March 1992
- Imprint: ELSEVIER
- ISBN: 978-0-444-88681-1
Table of ContentsGeneral Preface. Preface to Vol. 6. 1. Energy and Agriculture (L.W. Faidley). 2. Energy Inputs in Production Agriculture (D. Pimentel). 3. Energy of Human Labor (R.C. Fluck). 4. Energy of Agricultural Products (R.C. Fluck). 5. Energy Analysis in Agricultural Systems (R.C. Fluck). 6. Commodity Losses and their Relationship to Energy in Agricultural Systems (M.L. Esmay). 7. Time-related Aspects of Agricultural Energy Use (D. Hunt). 8. Agricultural Energy Costs: National Analyses (V. Smil). 9. Energy Requirements for Land Clearing, Forming, and Ditching (S.F. Shih). 10. Agricultural Field Equipment (W. Bowers). 11. New Technology - Energy Implications (B.A. Stout and M. McKiernan). 12. Energy Conservation in Agricultural Transportation (R.C. Fluck). 13. Energy and Alternatives for Fertilizer and Pesticide Use (Z.R. Helsel). 14. Estimating Energy Use in World Irrigation (G. Sloggett). 15. Energy Requirements for Frost Protection of Horticultural Crops (J.D. Martsolf). 16. Greenhouses: Structure, Heating and Ventilation, and Related Equipment (D.R. Mears). 17. Energy Use in Animal Production (R.A. Bucklin and I.A. Nääs and P.B. Panagakis). 18. On-farm Processing of Plant and Animal Products (C.D. Baird and M.T. Talbot). 19. Economics of Energy in Agriculture (G.E. Grinnell). 20. Social Dimensions of Energy Use in Agriculture (C.G. Harris and G.E. Macheski). 21. Policy for Energy Use in Agriculture (H.F. Breimyer). List of Contributors. List of SI Units and Conversion Factors to SI (V.H.A.M. Oosterbaan). Subject Index.