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The energy requirements in tomato cultivation



The energy requirements in tomato cultivation



Macchine e Motori Agricoli IMA Il Trattorista 48(11): 75-79



Studies were carried out in Sicily in 1988 on the energy requirement of mechanized cultivation of tomatoes and on the seed distribution of a mechanical sower. Time taken, work capacity, fuel consumption and energy used for different stages of cultivation (ploughing, harrowing, fertilizer application, sowing, weeding and hoeing) are tabulated. Overall time required for mechanized cultivation was approx. 13 h/ha and energy used approx. 700 kWh/ha.

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