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Determination and modelling of energy consumption in wheat production using neural networks : "A case study in Canterbury Province, New Zealand"
(Lincoln University, 2011)
New Zealand farmers practice a form of 'industrialised‘ agriculture that relies on relatively high inputs of fossil fuels, not only to power machinery directly but also for manufacturing artificial fertilizers and agrichemicals ...
CO₂ emissions from farm inputs "Case study of wheat production in Canterbury, New Zealand"
This review paper concentrates on carbon dioxide emissions, discussing its agricultural sources and the possibilities for minimizing emissions from these sources in wheat production in Canterbury, New Zealand. This study ...
Modelling fuel consumption in wheat production using artificial neural networks
An ANN (artificial neural network) approach was used to model the fuel consumption of wheat production. This study was conducted over 35,300 ha of irrigated and dry land wheat fields in Canterbury in the 2007–2008 harvest ...
The carbon footprint of energy consumption in pastoral and barn dairy farming systems: A case study from Canterbury, New Zealand
Dairy farming is constantly evolving to more intensive systems of management, which involve more consumption of energy inputs. The consumption of these energy inputs in dairy farming contributes to climate change both with ...
Energy efficiency outlook of New Zealand dairy farming systems: An application of data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach
This study evaluates energy efficiency of pastoral (PDFs) and barn (BDFs) dairy farming systems in New Zealand through application of data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach. Two models constant return to scale (CCR) and ...
Evaluation of energy footprint of pastoral and barn dairy farming systems in New Zealand
Energy consumption is an important component in determining the sustainability of farming practices. Identification of dairy farming systems with efficient energy consumption at the same time as minimising greenhouse gas ...