Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/204818
Title:
Energy Consumption and Yields for Cotton Tillage Systems
Author:
Rein, B. K.; Thacker, G. W.; Coates, W. E.
Issue Date:
Mar-1989
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Cotton: A College of Agriculture Report
Abstract:
The energy consumption of 2 alternative tillage systems for continuous cotton production in Arizona were compared to a conventional system. The tests were conducted at the University of Arizona Marana Agricultural Center. Results of the study in a Pima I clay loam soil showed the sundance treatment to have the lowest energy requirement of 39 Hp-hr /ac (73 kW-h/ha); the USM system had the second highest of 58 Hp-hr /ac (107 kW-h/ha). The conventional system required 67 Hp-hr /ac (124 kW- h/ha). Average yields for all 3 systems were not significantly different. A continuation of this study will be conducted to determine long-term effects on energy consumption, yields, and soil compaction.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Cotton -- Arizona; Cotton -- Soil fertility; Cotton -- Management
Series/Report no.:
370077; Series P-77

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleEnergy Consumption and Yields for Cotton Tillage Systemsen_US
dc.contributor.authorRein, B. K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorThacker, G. W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCoates, W. E.en_US
dc.date.issued1989-03-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalCotton: A College of Agriculture Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractThe energy consumption of 2 alternative tillage systems for continuous cotton production in Arizona were compared to a conventional system. The tests were conducted at the University of Arizona Marana Agricultural Center. Results of the study in a Pima I clay loam soil showed the sundance treatment to have the lowest energy requirement of 39 Hp-hr /ac (73 kW-h/ha); the USM system had the second highest of 58 Hp-hr /ac (107 kW-h/ha). The conventional system required 67 Hp-hr /ac (124 kW- h/ha). Average yields for all 3 systems were not significantly different. A continuation of this study will be conducted to determine long-term effects on energy consumption, yields, and soil compaction.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCotton -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCotton -- Soil fertilityen_US
dc.subjectCotton -- Managementen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/204818-
dc.relation.ispartofseries370077en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-77en_US
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