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Improving farm machinery operation and maintenance to optimise fuel use efficiency

Code: 9781801464956
T. A. Jensen and J. N. Tullberg, University of Southern Queensland, Australia; and D. L. Antille, University of Southern Queensland and CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Australia

Chapter synopsis: This chapter discusses energy use and emissions from direct fossil fuel combustion on farms to power farm machinery. It first reviews techniques for optimising tractor fuel consumption as well as developments in fuel-efficient tractor designs. The chapter also discusses energy savings and other benefits from adoption of controlled traffic farming (CTF) systems.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2022.0100.03
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Techniques for optimising tractor fuel consumption 3 Developments in fuel-efficient tractor design 4 Measuring tractor performance 5 Energy effects of farming systems: no-tillage and controlled traffic farming 6 Energy savings with controlled traffic farming systems 7 Other benefits of controlled traffic farming systems 8 Controlled traffic farming operations in complex topographies 9 Embodied energy 10 Future trends 11 References

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