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ERG 607

ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT IN FARM POWER AND MACHINERY

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Objective : To facilitate and excel the students in energy conservation techniques and management practices in farm power and machinery
Theory UNIT I Operation-wise and source-wise energy in agricultural production system - Energy requirement of different operations in agricultural production systems viz. crop, livestock and aquaculture. UNIT II Energy conservation through proper management and maintenance of farm machinery , planning and management of agricultural production systems for energy conservation and energy returns assessment. UNIT III Development of computer program for efficient energy management in a given agricultural production system. Energy use planning and forecasting for a given system. Lecture schedule Theory 1. Energy in agriculture basics terminologies 2. Categorization of operations in crop production 3. Grouping various sources on energy in crop production 4. Energy conversion of operation and energy sources in production agriculture 5. Operation-wise energy consumption in production agriculture 6. Consumption of various energy sources in farm operations 7. Total energy requirement of different operations in agricultural production systems major crops I 8. Total energy requirement of different operations in agricultural production systems major crops II 9. Energy requirement of different operations livestock 10. Energy requirement of different operations in aquaculture 11. Energy conservation through proper management in farm machinery 12. Maintenance of farm machinery and energy conservation 13. Planning and management of agricultural production systems for energy conservation I

14. Planning and management of agricultural production systems for energy conservation II 15. Energy returns assessment 16. Data collection on energy consumption pattern in agriculture system 17. Midsemester Examination 18. Compilation of data for analysis for energy efficiency in agriculture system 19. Survey, data compilation and energy analysis in livestock 20. Energy efficient package of practices for wet land crops 21. Energy efficient package of practices for garden land crops 22. Energy efficient package of practices for dry land agriculture 23. Development of computer program for energy efficient management system 24. Softwares SPSS MatLAB, MsExcel 25. Regression model studies for input management in crop production 26. Regression model studies for input management in livestock 27. Model development input output ratio energy efficiency 28. Linear programming and optimization techniques for wet land crops 29. Linear programming and optimization techniques for garden land crops 30. Linear programming and optimization techniques for dry land agriculture 31. Energy use planning for wet land system 32. Energy use planning for garden land system 33. Energy use planning for wet land system 34. Energy forecasting in production agriculture Suggested Readings Mittal JP, Panesar BS, Singh S, Singh CP & Mannan KD. 1987. Energy in Production Agriculture and Food Processing. ISAE and School of Energy Studies, Ludhiana. ISAE Publ. Pimental D. 1980. Handbook of Energy Utilization in Agriculture. CRC Press.