Energy inputs for Texas Agriculture were found to be 41.66 x 10 to the 13th power BTU's in 1973. This is about 7 percent of the total gross energy used in the state for 1972. Energy for irrigation was found to be the largest single input and represented about 39 percent of the total energy used in agriculture. Field operations for crop production required approximately 12 percent of the total energy input. Conservation practices were identified which show potential for reducing energy inputs to agriculture by about 7.84 x 10 the 13th power BTU's. These practices are considered to have little or no effect on output and are within present technological capabilities.
Final Report Texas Governor's Energy Advisory Council
- Pub Date:
- January 1975
- Energy Consumption;
- Energy Policy;
- Farm Crops;
- Energy Production and Conversion