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.
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: