Development of EnergyCalc - a tool to assess cotton on-farm energy uses

Chen, Guangnan and Baillie, Craig (2007) Development of EnergyCalc - a tool to assess cotton on-farm energy uses. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

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Within highly mechanised agricultural productions systems such as the Australian cotton industry, operational energy inputs represent a significant cost to growers. Overall, it has been estimated that machinery may contribute 40-50% of the cotton farm input costs. In this project, a framework to assess the operational energy inputs of various production systems and the relative performance of a grower within an adopted system is developed. This framework is later implemented and incorporated into a user-friendly energy assessment tool (a Betta version web-enabled online energy calculator, EnergyCalc).

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Additional Information: NCEA Publication 1002565/1. Material from this publication may not be used unless prior written approval has been obtained from the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC).
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 02:52
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 02:52
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070105 Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

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