Reference Type: Electronic Resource
Title: Optimizing Field Efficiency to Save Fuel
Primary Authors: Zane R. Helsel, Robert Grisso, Vern Grubinger
Published: 2011, Washington State University Extension,
Abstract: Field efficiency means completing a particular field operation while wasting the least amount of time, fuel, and farm resources. The term refers to the time the operation should take vs. turning and other nonproductive time. For example, spending an inordinate amount of time turning around at the ends of short, wide fields or overlapping tillage operations within a field can result in higher fuel consumption per acre.
Machine maintenance and repair also affect field efficiency – equipment that is well-maintained and in good condition operates most efficiently.
Ag Matters Catalog ID: 491