I suppose you are looking for a simple answer, but it is probably more like--it
depends. You may have to do some extensive searching. However, a few starting
Stout, B.A., Energy for World Agriculture, FAO Agriculture Series No. 7, Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 1979.
Fundamentals of Machine Operation–Machinery Management. John Deere Service
Publications, Moline, Il, 1975. (This is a series of publications that deal with
fuel consumption, field efficiency, etc for different ag. operations)
Stout, B.A., et al. 1984. Energy Use and Production in Agriculture. Council for
Agricultural Science and Technology Report No. 99. 250 Memorial Uniton, Ames IA
Stout, B.A., et al. 1977. Energy Use in Agriculture: Now and for the Future.
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Report No. 68. 250 Memorial
Uniton, Ames IA 50011.
American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph,
MI 49085. ASAE has a number of publications (proceedings of conferences, etc)
that deal with energy. You could contact them and request a publications
catalog. ASAE Standards (Ag. Machinery Management) has data on energy and fuel
consumption and field efficiency for different operations and soil types.
There was a journal, Energy in Agriculture (it stopped publication several years
ago) that is available in some University libraries. A current journal that may
help is Biomass and Bioenergy.
The Rocky Mountain Institute, 1739 Snowmass Creek Road, Snowmass, CO 81654 has
several publications dealing with irrigation and energy.
If you have access to a university library, do a literature search for
You might also contact the USDA Office of Energy and see if they have any
reports or publications.
The information you need is probably available, but not in the form you want.
Good luck with your research.
Agricultural Engineering Department
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843