Content tagged "mikemorris"

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...

Sustainability on the Farm

Farm Energy Updated: September 30, 2015

Learn about sustainability indicators used to gauge and evaluate a farm’s progress toward a more sustainable future.Contour farming with buffer strips. These...

Sustainability Standards for Farm Energy

Farm Energy Updated: March 09, 2014

How can biofuel be certified sustainable? Examine guidelines, criteria, and measurable indicators.

Diverse Plant Mixtures for Sustainable Biofuels

Farm Energy Updated: January 31, 2014

Learn the benefits of planting diverse prairie grass mixtures for biofuel feedstocks.The vast majority of farm-based bioenergy production currently relies on...

Key Components of the Biofuels Sustainability Debate

Farm Energy Updated: January 28, 2014

Are biofuels truly sustainable? Explore biofuel sustainability in regards to the environment, economy, energy, and farming livelihood.Soybean biodiesel...

Introduction to Sustainable Farm Energy Use, Conservation and Generation

Farm Energy Updated: January 28, 2014

Most farm operations currently depend on fossil fuel use. Photo: Jeff Piper.Learn many strategies for improving energy efficiency, and the cheapest and...

Genetically Modified Organisms for Bioenergy Systems

Farm Energy Updated: January 28, 2014

Cotton harvest. Photo: Kimberly Vardeman; Wikimedia Commons.Learn how GMO’s are used in bioenergy systems, and why they are controversial in the...

Biofuels and Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Farm Energy Updated: January 28, 2014

Can we reduce greenhouse gases with biofuels? Explore biofuels, the carbon cycle and potential impacts.Palm oil plantation, in Indonesia. Photo: Achmad Rabin...

Introduction to Energy Efficiency and Conservation on the Farm

Farm Energy Updated: August 01, 2013

Energy efficiency and conservation are integral to sustainable agriculture. Efficiency means increasing the work or yield per unit of energy; conservation...

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