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About Energy Estimator: Tillage
 

Energy Estimator: Tillage is an "energy consumption awareness tool". This version of the tool estimates diesel fuel used in the production of selected crops across common tillage systems in your area. Other NRCS tools include energy consumption across different nutrient management systems, irrigation systems and animal housing systems. These tools are intended to give you an idea of the magnitude of energy savings that you could incur under different management scenarios.

Steps to use the Energy Estimator: Tillage

Step 1: ZIP code.

Step 2: Crop Acreage and Fuel Cost

Step 3: Fuel Consumption and Cost Estimates.

Assumptions

What is a Crop Management Zone?

How were estimates made?

Why are some of the estimates blank?

Tillage Definitions

Conventional Tillage:

Mulch-Till:

Ridge-Till:

Strip-Till:

No-Till:


 
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