Source of energy input and output for sustainable sorghum cultivation

Suman, M. and Singh, M. and Suman, B.L. (2006) Source of energy input and output for sustainable sorghum cultivation. Indian Journal of Crop Science, 1 (1-2). pp. 135-137.

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The study was undertaken to estimate the amount of energy used in different farm activities of intensive sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) cultivation in four selected villages in central India. Data was collected from the randomly selected farmers on the basis of pre-tested questionnaire. Input energy was calculated from human, animal, chemical, fertilizers, operation by machinery and other input sources. A month-wise energy input calender was constructed throughout the growing period of crop from July to October. This study revealed that the farm power utilization pattern adopted tractor drawn implements for land preparation but availability of human and draught animal power were not sufficient during the peak season. Total average input energy was 8788 MJ ha-1 with fertilizers as major inputs and the output energy was 117900 to 144100 MJ ha-1 under different categories of farmers

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Division of Agricultural Engineering, Indian Grassland & Fodder ResearcSho uInrcseti touft een, eJrhgayn inssi–o2rg8h4u m00 c3u,l tIivnadtiiao
Subjects: Plant Production > Farming Systems
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: David T
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2011 21:15
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2011 21:15
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