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How Much Energy is Being Used on Your Farm? - Farm Energy
Discover how Iowa farm energy use compares to other states and how individuals can save energy on the farm. First in a series of publications in the Farm Energy Conservation and Efficiency Initiative.
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Electric Savings: Understanding Demand and 3-phase Motor Use - Farm Energy
Sometimes simple changes can reduce energy use on the farm. Explore details on demand charges and 3-phase motors.
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Tracking the Energy Use on Your Farm - Farm Energy
Find out how to track your energy use on the farm with a simple energy log by using the provided Excel file linked within the PDF.
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Limiting Field Operations - Farm Energy
Certain field operations are required in modern crop production. But 100 percent fuel savings results when equipment stays parked in the machine shed and a trip across the field is eliminated. Find ou
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Energy Efficient Fans for Swine Production - Farm Energy
Ventilation fans are the driving force behind the exchange of air that is necessary to create a healthy environment for animals and farm employees.
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Managing High-Temperature Grain Dryers for Energy Efficiency - Farm Energy
As grain yields continue to increase, proper design and management of high-temperature grain dryers are important elements of a successful operation.
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Energy Effcient Fans for Poultry Production - Farm Energy
Ventilation fans are the driving force behind the exchange of air that is necessary to create a healthy environment for animals and farm employees.
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Ballasting Tractors for Fuel Efficiency - Farm Energy
Proper ballasting your tractor balance is important, but can be kind of tricky. This brochure offers tips and tricks for success.
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Energy Conservation in Corn Nitrogen Fertilization - Farm Energy
Optimum corn yields require nitrogen fertilization in most crop rotations, but the energy consumed during the production of nitrogen fertilizer is considerable. Learn more about maximizing economic, e
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Sizing Minimum Ventilation to Save Heating Energy in Swine Housing - Farm Energy
Wasted heating energy due to over-ventilation is a costly problem for hog producers. Proper sizing of ventilation and use of variable speed fans can improve energy efficiency.
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Dryeration and combination drying for increased capacity and efficiency - Farm Energy
When harvest requires high-temperature grain drying, dryeration and combination drying can be implemented to increase the drying rate and save fuel.
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Tractor Maintenance to Conserve Energy - Farm Energy
Machinery represents a significant portion of capital costs in farming operations. Learn tips to manage a well-kept fleet of machinery, able to respond to changing field conditions and other seasonal
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Shift Up and Throttle Back to Save Tractor Fuel | Farm Energy
Shifting up and throttling back can save tractor fuel under certain conditions. This brochure offers tips on how much you'll save and the best times to use the technique.
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Energy Fundamentals for Farm Lighting - Farm Energy
Find basic information about several farm lighting options for security, worker safety, livestock production, and work after dark. Also gives a brief overview of energy efficiency for lighting options
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Fuel Efficiency Factors for Tractor Selection - Farm Energy
Considering fuel efficiency factors is important when adding new or used tractors to the farm equipment fleet. This publication provides pointers on what you should consider.
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Conserve Heat Energy in the Farm Shop - Farm Energy
Proper insulation and a well-designed heating system are important for an energy efficient and comfortable farm shop.
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Improving Corn Drying Efficiency - Farm Energy
Get info to help effectively control corn drying energy costs – that in some years can rival costs used to plant and harvest the crop. Content gives basic concepts of heated air and natural air drying
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Indoor Lighting for Livestock, Poultry and Farm Shop Facilities - Farm Energy
Indoor lighting for farm facilities needs to be safe, efficient, and economical. Get an overview of lighting types suited for livestock, poultry, and farm shop facilities.
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Estimating Payback for Energy Efficiency - Farm Energy
Just because a new piece of farm equipment is more energy efficient doesn't mean that replacing older equipment is a wise investment. Learn how to calculate simple payback for energy savings. Find out
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Managing swine ventilation controller settings to save energy - Farm Energy
Ventilation is by far the largest source of heating energy loss in swine facilities. To maintain air quality, it is essential to provide proper minimum ventilation without losing excessive energy from
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Energy considerations for low-temperature grain drying - Farm Energy
Harvested corn often requires artificial drying to lower moisture content for safe storage. Learn about energy considerations for drying corn with natural-air or low-temperature systems.
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Conserving energy by using localized heating in swine housing - Farm Energy
Using heat lamps, heat mats, and brooders for localized heating can improve energy efficiency in swine housing. Learn about small adjustments and management considerations for implementing localized h
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Energy consumption for row crop production - Farm Energy
This publication provides an overview of farm energy use related to corn and soybean production in Iowa. Three areas of row crop production--field operations, fertilizer and pesticide application, and
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Energy efficiency for dairy milking equipment - Farm Energy
Dairy farms often use more energy for day-to-day operations than other farmsteads, especially electricity. Scroll compressors, milk precoolers, refrigeration heat recovery, and variable frequency driv
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