Energy Efficiency for Tree Fruit Production

Farm Energy February 03, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

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This curriculum module on Energy Efficiency for Fruit Production covers energy use in orchards and opportunities for saving energy during irrigation, refrigeration and field operations.  The Orchard Block Fuel Use Calculator helps producers assess ways to reduce fuel consumption on the farm.

Link to all of the Northeast Farm Energy IQ Curriculum, developed by Extension specialists from Penn State, Rutgers and University of Vermont.

This is part of the Farm Energy Efficiency Curriculum Series: 

Farm Energy Efficiency Principles | Energy Audits | EE for Dairy Farms | EE for Greenhouses | EE for Fruit Production | EE for Field Crop Production | EE for Direct Market Farms

This module includes:




Module Author, Tara Baugher, is co-team leader of the Penn State Extension Tree Fruit Team, and areas of interest are sustainable specialty crop production and support for next generation farmers.

If you wish to adapt these curriculum materials for your own educational purposes, please contact the Module Author for permission and files:

Tara A. Baugher
Tree Fruit Educator
Penn State Extension, Adams County
670 Old Harrisburg Road, Suite 204, Gettysburg, PA   17325
Phone: 717-334-6271, ext. 314

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.