Authors and References

Author:
Mark Hanna, Extension Agricultural Engineer, Iowa State University

Contributor:
Scott Sanford, Senior Outreach Specialist/Rural Energy

Peer Reviewers:
Jeff Nelson, Sr. Research Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
John Nowatzki, Extension Agricultural Machine Systems Specialist, North Dakota State University

References:

Unit 2.1.1
1. M. Hanna, Harmon J., Flammang J. 2010. Limiting field operations – Farm Energy. Iowa State University Extension publication PM 2089D. Available at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM2089D.pdf  verified 9/10/12

2. M. Hanna. 2001. Fuel Required for Field Operations, Iowa State Extension publication PM 709. Available at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM709.pdf  verified 9/10/12

3. M. Batte, Forster L., Bacon K. 1993. Performance of Alternative Tillage Systems on Ohio Farms, Department of Economics and Rural Sociology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Available at:
http://aede.ag.ohio-state.edu/programs/VanBuren/pdf/eso-2073.pdf  verified 9/10/12

Unit 2.1.2

4. M. Hanna, Harmon J., Petersen D. 2010. Ballasting tractors for fuel efficiency – Farm Energy. Iowa State University Extension publication PM 2089G. Available at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM2089G.pdf  verified 9/10/12

5. M. Hanna, Petersen D. 2011. Farm Energy – Tractor maintenance to conserve Energy. Iowa State University Extension publication PM 2089L. Available at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM2089L.pdf  verified 9/10/12

6. R.D. Grisso, Kocher M.F., Vaughn D.H. 2004. Predicting tractor fuel consumption. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 20(5):553-561, ASABE.

7. R.D. Grisso, Vaughn D.H., Perumpral J.V., Roberson G.T., Pittman R., Hoy R.M. 2009. Using tractor test data for selecting farm tractors. Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension publication 442-072. Available at:
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/442/442-072/442-072.pdf  verified 9/10/12

8. Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory reports available at http://tractortestlab.unl.edu/index.htm  verified 9/10/12

Unit 2.1.3

9. R.E. Tribelhorn, Smith J.L. 1975. Chopping Energy of a Forage Harvester, Transactions of the ASABE, Vol, 18 (3): 0423-0426.

10. J. Wehrspann. 2010. Nine new stalk-chopping corn heads. Farm Industry News, Available at:
http://farmindustrynews.com/combines/9-new-stalk-chopping-corn-heads  verified 9/10/12

11. K.J. Wild, Walther V., Schueller J.K. 2009. Optimizing Fuel Consumption and Knife Wear in a Self-Propelled Forage Chopper by improving the Grinding Strategy. Paper No. 097077, ASABE.

Unit 2.1.4

12. A. Troesch, Mullenix D.K., Fulton J.P., Winstead A.T., Norwood S.H., Sharda A. 2010. Economics of Auto-Swath Control for Alabama Crop Production, International Conference on Precision Agriculture.

Unit 2.1.5

13. T.K. Jenssen, Kongshaug G.  2003. Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Fertilizer Production. Proceedings 509,  International Fertiliser Society.

14. J. E. Sawyer, Hanna M., Petersen D. 2010. Energy conservation in corn nitrogen fertilization – Farm Energy. Iowa State University Extension publication PM 2089D. Available at:
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM2089I.pdf  verified 9/10/12

15. M. Rankin. Nitrogen $ Rate or Return Calculator, University of Wisconsin-Extension. Available at:
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/crops/NComparison.htm  verified 9/10/12

16. G. Bowman, Cramer C., Shirley C. 2007. Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd ed. Sustainable Agricultural Network, USDA, Beltsville, MD. Available at: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/442/442-072/442-072.pdf  verified 9/10/12

17. J. Stute, Shelley K. 2009. Frost Seeding Red Clover in Winter Wheat, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Available at: http://soybean.uwex.edu/documents/RedClover_0109.pdf  verified 9/10/12

Additional References

C. Svejkovsky. 2007. Conserving fuel on the farm. National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service/National Center for Appropriate Technology.
Available at: http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/download.php?id=303  verified 9/10/12

R.T. Schuler. 1987. Tractor Ballasting. Bulletin A3401, University of Wisconsin-Extension.

M. Staton M, Harrigan T., Turner, R. 2010. Improving tractor performance and fuel efficiency. Michigan State University Extension publication. Available at: http://www.msue.msu.edu/objects/content_revision/download.cfm/revision_id.490364/workspace_id.65638/
Tractor%20Efficiency%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf/
  verified 9/10/12

R.D. Grisso, Pitman R. 2011. Gear up and throttle down – saving fuel. Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension publication 442-450. Available at: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/442/442-450/442-450.pdf  verified 9/10/12

R.D. Grisso, Perumpral J.V., Vaughn D., Roberson G.T., Pitman R. 2011. Predicting Tractor Diesel Fuel Consumption. Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension publication 442-073. Available at: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/442/442-073/442-073_pdf  verified 9/10/12

S.A. Sanford. 2009. Summer Forage Harvesting – Energy Savings Tune-up, University of Wiconsin Extension. Available at: http://www.uwex.edu/CES/ag/documents/managingthroughdifficulttimes-summerforageharvesting05212009.pdf    verified 9/10/12

K.J. Shinners. 2002. Getting the Most from the Mower-Conditioner. Wisconsin Forage Council Proceedings. Available at: www.uwex.edu/ces/forage/wfc/proceedings2002/mower_conditioner.htm  verified 9/10/12

R.T. Schuler. 2006. Swath Width and Mower-Conditioners. Wisconsin Crop Manager. Available at: http://ipcm.wisc.edu/WCMNews/tabid/53/EntryId/44/Swath-Width-and-Mower-Conditioners.aspx   verified 9/10/12

R.T. Schuler. 2005. Mower-conditioner Adjustments for Rapid Forage Drying in the Field. Wisconsin Crop Manager. Available at: http://ipcm.wisc.edu/WCMNews/tabid/53/EntryId/418/Mower-conditioner-Adjustments-for-Rapid-Forage-Drying-in-the-Field.aspx  verified 9/10/12

R.T. Schuler. 2007. Estimating Agricultural Field Machinery Costs. University of Wisconsin-Extension. Available at: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/crops/uwforage/dec_soft.htm  verified 9/10/12

N. Schneider. 2006. No-till Planting of Alfalfa with Italian Ryegrass. Field research study report, University of Wisconsin. Available at: http://winnebago.uwex.edu/files/2010/09/No-TillPlantingofAlfalfawithItalianRyegrass.pdf  verified 9/10/12

R. Leep, Undersander D., Peterson P., Min D., Harrigan T., Grigar J. 2003. Steps to Successful No-till Establishment of Forages. Extension Bulletin E-2880, Michigan State University Extension. Available at:
http://fieldcrop.msu.edu/uploads/documents/E2880.pdf  verified 9/10/12

S.W. Duiker, Myers J.C. 2006. Steps Towards a Succesful Transition to No-Till. Bulletin No. UC192, Pennsylvania State University. Available at: http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/FreePubs/pdfs/uc192.pdf  verified 9/10/12

R. Wolkowski, Cox T., Leverich J. 2009. Strip-tillage: A conservation option for Wisconsin farmers. Bulletin No. A3883, University of Wisconsin Extension. Available at: http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/A3883.pdf  verified 9/10/12

L. Stahl, Coulter J., Bau D. 2009. Narrow-Row Corn Production in Minnesota. Bulletin No. M1266, University of Minnesota. Available at: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/cropsystems/M1266.html  verified 9/10/12

S.A. Staggenborg, et.al. 2001. Narrow Row Corn Production in Kansas. Bulletin No. MF-2516, Kansas State University Extension. Available at: http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/crpsl2/mf2516.pdf  verified 9/10/12

P. Thomison. 2010. Twin-Row Corn Production: 2009 Research Update. C.O.R.N. Newletter 2010-07, Ohio State University Extension. Available at: http://corn.osu.edu/newsletters/2010/2010-07/twin-row-corn-production-2009-research-update  verified 9/10/12

C.W. Gellings, Parmenter K.E. 2004, Energy Efficiency in Fertilizer Production and Use. Efficient Use and Conservation of Energy, Eds. C.W. Gellings and K. Blok, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK. Available at:
http://www.eolss.net/ebooks/Sample%20Chapters/C08/E3-18-04-03.pdf  verified 9/10/12

J. Hendrickson. 2009. Cover crops on intensive market farm. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Available at:
http://www.cias.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2003/09/covercrop09final.pdf  verified 9/10/12

Alabama Precision Ag Extension website contains publications on the various technologies used in precision agriculture. Available at:  http://www.aces.edu/anr/precisionag/  verified 9/10/12

Precision agriculture web resources, Ohio State University. Available at:
http://farmnet.osu.edu/links/precisag.html  verified 9/10/12

Hanna, M., S. Sanford. 2013. Farm Practices to Improve Energy Efficiency: Field Operations. Module 2.1 in S. Lezberg, S. Sanford, and M. Jungwirth (eds). On-farm Energy Conservation and Efficiency. On-line Curriculum. Bioenergy Training Center. http://fyi.uwex.edu/biotrainingcenter

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