Dr. Paul Gorman conducted a project for the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association to investigage and upgdate direct fuel use in soybean production. The MSGA was concerned that greenhouse gas and carbon footprint assumptions used by various groups was erroneous and/or based upon outdated information. Dr. Gorman conducted a study of ten cash grain farmers in southcentral Minnesota to determine their direct fuel use in soybean production. The study approached both fuel disappearance and fuel usage by operation. In order to determine direct soybean fuel usage; it was also necessary to determine direct fuel use in corn production. The study included the predominant tillage methods and included direct field operaton support fuel through delivery to the 1st storage destination after the combine.
|Conference||2010 National Farm Management Conference|