Getting the Most from Your Energy Dollar...
Using Energy Wisely on the Farm and Ranch
There’s no avoiding this reality in farming: Energy is one of the more expensive components of raising crops and livestock. In 2006, direct energy expenditures in agriculture accounted for 5-7 percent of farm expenditures. An earlier USDA study found that nearly half the cost of production was spent for energy.
Willow Shows Potential as Biofuel Crop
An online tool for calculating an optimum crop watering schedule for the highest water efficiency and net yield was recently developed by Kansas State University Extension. The Crop Water Allocator is available free and can be used directly on the web or downloaded to a local computer and used offline. The tool is part of a suite of software developed by the KSU Mobile Irrigation Lab.
Renewable Energy Opportunities on the Farm