Agriculture: energy use and conservation

Chen, Guangnan ORCID: and Maraseni, Tek Narayan ORCID: (2021) Agriculture: energy use and conservation. In: Managing soils and terrestrial systems. Environmental Management Handbook, III. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, United States, pp. 9-18. ISBN 9781138342651


Effective energy use and conservation are becoming increasingly important in the context of rising energy costs and concerns over greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This entry reviews the methods of energy audit and compares the energy use and conservation for different farming systems and practices, including machinery operation, tillage practice, and irrigation methods. Opportunities for adopting new technologies such as renewable energy and biotechnology to reduce farming energy inputs and impacts of GHG emissions are also discussed.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2021 01:32
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2022 22:44
Fields of Research (2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
Fields of Research (2020): 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management > 300210 Sustainable agricultural development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8298 Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production > 829802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plant Production
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 26 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 2601 Environmentally sustainable plant production > 260199 Environmentally sustainable plant production not elsewhere classified
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