Content tagged "ag energy conservation and efficiency"

Energy Use and Efficiency in Pest Control, Including Pesticide Production, Use, and Management Options

Farm Energy Updated: April 07, 2016

Up until the last half century, agricultural producers used a variety of cultural and biological controls in an attempt to manage crop pests. The use of...

Northeast Farm Energy IQ CURRICULUM

Farm Energy Updated: March 18, 2016

 These training resources are freely available under the following terms: for educational purposes, non-commercial, no derivatives .  When using, please...

Greenhouse Efficiency and Conservation Case Studies

Farm Energy Updated: March 17, 2016

Case studies of greenhouse growers and other farmers using alternative energy for heating in greenhouses and running equipment have been posted by UVM...

Additional Resources for Greenhouse Energy Conservation and Efficiency

Farm Energy Updated: March 17, 2016

   Find these topics and many other related Farm Energy media resources at the Farm Energy Media archive. A Greenhouse Energy Conservation Checklist has been...

Introduction to Greenhouse Efficiency and Energy Conservation

Farm Energy Updated: March 17, 2016

Greenhouses do their job most successfully using designs and siting for energy efficiency and maximum light transmission. Greenhouses must optimize crop...

Energy Efficiency in Field Crop Production

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Energy Efficiency in Field Crop Production examines four major areas where analysis and management of energy inputs in field crop...

Greenhouse Energy Efficiency

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Greenhouse Energy Efficiency reviews the heat loss calculations needed to determine the (maximum) capacity of a greenhouse heating...

Energy Efficiency for Direct Market Farms

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 This curriculum module on Energy Efficiency for Direct Market Farms the fundamentals of energy systems.  Topics include basic thermodynamics, heat transfer,...

Farm Energy Efficiency Principles

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Farm Energy Efficiency Principles covers the fundamentals of energy systems.  Topics include basic thermodynamics, heat transfer,...

Dairy Farm Energy Efficiency

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Dairy Farm Energy Efficiency covers....Link to all of the Northeast Farm Energy IQ Curriculum, developed by Extension specialists...

Farm Energy Audits

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Farm Energy Audits addresses energy audits and energy management plans on farms.    Topics include discussion of the purposes of...

Energy Efficiency for Tree Fruit Production

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Energy Efficiency for Fruit Production covers energy use in orchards and opportunities for saving energy during irrigation,...

Modifying Energy Buying Habits On The Farm

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 With the understanding of deregulated energy markets and having an option to buy energy at less expensive times of the day, how can you change your habits...

Buying Energy in a Time Differentiated Market

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 If you're into the latest technologies, this curriculum module on Buying Energy in a Time Differentiated Market is for you. Find out what all the talk about...

Energy Buying Options in Deregulated Markets

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

 This curriculum module on Energy Buying Options in Deregulated Markets covers the opportunities to shop for traditionally regulated energy commodities to...

Ventilation and Cooling Systems for Animal Housing

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

Livestock production is significantly influenced by animal health and comfort. Ventilation of animal housing to remove moisture and odors and replacing them...

Introduction to Energy Efficient Irrigation

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

Irrigation is Nevada. Photo: US EPA and National Archive and Record Administration; Wikimedia Commons.Learn how efficient irrigation technologies and...

Farm Energy Efficiency Checklist and Tips

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

Efficient use of energy becomes increasingly important with rising energy costs. Energy efficiency is determined by comparing what is actually produced or...

Geothermal Heat for Greenhouses

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

Soil and water below ground contain a vast reservoir of thermal energy. Geothermal heating systems recover this energy and convert it to heat that can be...

Greenhouse Energy Conservation Checklist

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

High energy costs make conservation and efficient use of facilities an important part of today's greenhouse operation. New greenhouse designs, better...

Combat Higher Fuel Prices with Efficient Heating Systems

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

Heating fuel prices have been volatile over the past few years. How high they may go in the future will depend on many factors including the world fuel...

Horizontal Air Flow is Best for Greenhouse Air Circulation

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

Before Horizontal Air Flow (HAF) systems were developed, it was common to find 10°F to 15°F difference in nighttime temperature between the opposite ends of...

Introduction to Energy Efficiency and Conservation for Livestock Production

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

Many energy conservation and efficiency strategies can be applied to dairy, livestock and poultry production to save money and reduce fuel consumption. These...

Livestock Watering Systems Energy Efficiency Checklist and Tips

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

Livestock Watering Systems is part of a series of Efficiency Checklists and Topics that can help you assess your farming operation for energy efficiency and...

Optimizing Field Efficiency to Save Fuel

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

Field efficiency means completing a particular field operation while wasting the least amount of time, fuel, and farm resources. The term refers to the time...

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