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By William Lockeretz

ISBN-10: 0124542506

ISBN-13: 9780124542501

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Shove. 1975. Low temperature grain drying with supplemental solar heat from an adjacent metal building. Paper No. 75-3514 pre­ sented at Amer. Soc. Agric. Eng. Winter Meeting, Chicago, 111. 4. H. 1958. Drying grain with solar energy. Quart. Bull. 429. 5. H. Trans. 6. Amer. Mich. St. Univ. Agric. Exp. Sta. 41(2): 421- 1962. Solar energy collector design. Soc. Agric. Eng. 5(1): 1,2,5. L. M. Troeger. 1975. Application of solar energy for peanut drying and curing. Paper No. 753505 presented at Amer.

Of the total value of harvested crops, 90% is derived from irrigated cropland. Irri­ gation is an energy intensive process. About 65% of the water used for irrigation is pumped from groundwater sources. In east central New Mexico water is pumped from wells that extend to a depth of 500 to 6001. Some farmers in this area expend as much as $50/A for energy to pump irrigation water. Livestock production is dominant in New Mexico. Over 60% of the gross value of agricultural products is derived N. A.

75-1004. Presented at the 1975 Annual Meeting, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, University of California, Davis. E. C. J. N. D. J. Whitman. 1973. Food production and the energy crisis. Science 182:443-449. Slesser, M. 1973. Energy subsidy as a criterion in food policy planning. J. Sei. Food and Agric. 24:1193-1207. S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. 1974. S. food and fiber sector: Energy use and outlook. S. Senate, Washington, D. C. CROP PRODUCTION This page intentionally left blank POTENTIAL OF DRYING GRAIN WITH SOLAR ENERGY Gene C.

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