Described as working "very satisfactorily," it completed an acre in 63 minutes on 2 gallons of "cheap paraffin" (the British term for tractor fuel
They also calculated costs for tractor fuel
and labor for each pass of a tractor.
"We can't even fill our tractor fuel
tanks with that money," he said.
Seeds will be precisely placed, according to soil moisture levels." Tailoring processes at this level could make farming more efficient, and bring significant savings in the amount of tractor fuel
and fertiliser needed.
Pimentel added up all the energy used in growing corn - the fertilizer, the tractor fuel
and tractor manufacturing, etc., plus the energy used by ethanol plants and found that making one gallon of ethanol uses the equivalent of about 1-1/3 gallons of oil.
Higher crude prices make biofuels produced from crops more competitive, while raising the cost of tractor fuel
and fertilizer for farmers.
consumption during its operational period can be calculated as:
Other aspects will aim at positive objectives to increase efficiency in terms of evaluating energy (electricity and tractor fuel
) and water usage and consumption on farms and disseminating information regarding renewable energy options.
Avoiding ploughing with no-till management reduces tractor fuel
use during production.
Thief got into farmyard area and forced a hole in tractor fuel
tank and drained out diesel.
Eifion Huws, an Anglesey dairy farmer and DFOB member, said dairy farmers haven't been paid in May but have their own bills to pay for feed, electricity, tractor fuel
and other essentials.
This saves 337 million gallons in tractor fuel
annually and prevents an estimated 356 billion pounds of disturbed soil from eroding into rivers and streams.