Energy Use for Wheat Cultivation in Southeast Anatolia Region of Turkey


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ÖZTÜRK H. H.

AMA-AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION IN ASIA AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA, cilt.47, ss.47-53, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Dergi Adı: AMA-AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION IN ASIA AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.47-53

Özet

The objective of this study was to examine energy inputs and outputs for wheat production in the Southeast Anatolia region (GAP) of Turkey. The data used in this study were collected through a questionnaire by face to face interviews. The amount of energy that consumed in tillage, planting, fertilizing, agricultural spraying, harvesting and transport stages were calculated for wheat cultivation. The energy inputs such as human labor, tractors, tools/machineries, fuel/oil, fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation and seed obtaining processes were taken into consideration to determine the amount of energy that used in wheat cultivation. The total energy used in various farm inputs for wheat cultivation was 17,159.5 MJ/ha. The energy output/input ratio, specific energy, energy productivity and net energy efficiency were found to be 2.21, 7.18 MJ/kg, 0.14 kg/MJ and 20,746.5 MJ/ha, respectively.

The objective of this study was to examine energy inputs and outputs for wheat production in the Southeast Anatolia region (GAP) of Turkey. The data used in this study were collected through a questionnaire by face to face interviews. The amount of energy that consumed in tillage, planting, fertilizing, agricultural spraying, harvesting and transport stages were calculated for wheat cultivation. The energy inputs such as human labor, tractors, tools/machineries, fuel/oil, fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation and seed obtaining processes were taken into consideration to determine the amount of energy that used in wheat cultivation. The total energy used in various farm inputs for wheat cultivation was 17,159.5 MJ/ha. The energy output/input ratio, specific energy, energy productivity and net energy efficiency were found to be 2.21, 7.18 MJ/kg, 0.14 kg/MJ and 20,746.5 MJ/ha, respectively.