Tillage effects on energy use for corn silage in Mediterranean Coastal of Turkey

Barut Z. B., ERTEKİN C., Karaagac H. A.

ENERGY, vol.36, no.9, pp.5466-5475, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.energy.2011.07.035
  • Journal Name: ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5466-5475
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


One of the main concepts of tillage should be to create the most appropriate soil conditions by taking into consideration energy use efficiency because it allows financial savings, fossil resources preservation and environment pollution decrease. Therefore, the study was perform to evaluate the effects of different tillage systems on energy use, the energy output/input ratios and profitability for silage corn (Zea mays L) production. The tillage systems were consisted of conventional tillage without stubble (CT), minimum tillage (MT), band tillage (BT), ridge tillage (RT) and no-tillage (NT).