ENERGY REQUIREMENT AND MANAGEMENT IN A POTATO PRODUCTION SYSTEM


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  • Sunil Gulati
  • Manjit Singh

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The energy analysis at CPRS, Jalandhar farm revealed that among the various operations, irrigation consumed the maximum amount of energy, i.e. 6622.12 MJ/ha (44.4%) followed by seedbed preparation 3192.84 MJ/ha (21.4%). Total operation wise energy consumption for potato production was found to be 14902.77 MJ/ha. Amongst the indirect energy sources, the energy input derived through the seed material was maximum, i.e. 16320 MJ/ha (36.05%). Fertilizer contributed the next major share of energy input, i.e. 10870 MJ/ha (24.01%). The total energy requirement for potato production under mechanized system from all the sources including the direct and indirect sources was 45262.98 MJ/ha. Average output energy from potato was 62983.6 MJ/ha. The output to input energy ratio and average specific energy requirement for the crop was observed to be 1.4 and 2.6 MJ/kg, respectively.

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Manjit Singh

Central Potato Research Station, PO Box No. 1, Model Town PO, Jalandhar - 144 003, Punjab, India.

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Gulati, S., & Singh, M. (2013). ENERGY REQUIREMENT AND MANAGEMENT IN A POTATO PRODUCTION SYSTEM. Potato Journal, 38(1). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/PotatoJ/article/view/32450

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