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The resource costs of agricultural production

By: Krummel, John.
Publisher: Chicago: Institute of Gas Technology, 1976Description: pp. 359-370.Subject(s): Agricultura | Aspectos Económicos | Energía | Congresos y Conferencias | Estados UnidosDDC classification: 333.953
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The resource inputs of energy, land and labor are analyzed for various food production systems. U.S. type intensive agriculture relies on large amounts of fossil fuel, fertilizer, and machinery to obtain high food yields. The ratio of the kilocalorie return of food energy to the total energy input is relatively low, ranging from 0.65 to 2.52 for the intensive crop production systems discussed...
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Libros Libros Documentos Externos 333.953/I249/1976 (Browse shelf) Available

Impreso. El artículo es parte de: Clean fuels from biomass, sewage, urban refuse, agricultural wastes: symposium papers.

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The resource inputs of energy, land and labor are analyzed for various food production systems. U.S. type intensive agriculture relies on large amounts of fossil fuel, fertilizer, and machinery to obtain high food yields. The ratio of the kilocalorie return of food energy to the total energy input is relatively low, ranging from 0.65 to 2.52 for the intensive crop production systems discussed...

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