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Energy Conservation, Energy Production-The NDSU Integrated-Farm System

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Title: Energy Conservation, Energy Production-The NDSU Integrated-Farm System
Author: Lilja, B. K.
Description: The article deals with the improvement of energy integrated farming methods under research at eight locations across the US in 1982. In 1980, the North Dakota State University combined experimentation and demonstration of energy efficient cropping practices, solar energy and the production and usage of methane for the production of the generation of electricity. The U.S, Department of Energy and NDSU set up a demonstration farm consisting of 110 acres of crop lands, 100 milk cows, including calves and bulls, and housing for those animals. They were being used to demonstrate energy-efficient equipment and techniques which were designed for the purpose of the minimization of farmer's dependence upon scarce energy resources. Sugar beets, soybeans, barley, wheat and silage corn were being grown using energy saving yet conventional cropping practices. The goal of the demonstration is to produce crops most efficiently using the least amount of fuel. The article goes on to address other various parts of this project.
Date: 1982
Subject: Energy resources
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/4729

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