Energy in agriculture is a numerate and quantitative text book that brings out the state of knowledge related to energy in agriculture and also various aspects of energy in different sectors. The book has been dealt with energy scenario worldwide and country level, energy classifications, energy efficiency, energy conservation and institutes that promote and work on various energy sectors. A special context to energy supply and consumption in agricultural sector is the attractive part of the book.
This book primarily indented to provide templates on energy related surveys and crop production-based energy use calculations as worksheets for wide range of commercially important crops such as paddy, cotton, sugarcane, groundnut, sorghum and green gram. A precise note on energy related policies and acts that benefits farmers, environment and sustainability and to promote potential alternate sources of renewable energy has been dealt.
To enable easy understanding and comprehension by the readers, several flowcharts and pictures has been illustrated in the book. This book could be very well used as a reference by students, teachers and researchers working on energy related aspects in agriculture.
1. Energy – In General 2. Classification of Energy 3. Sources of Energy 4. Energy For and From Agriculture 5. Energy Equivalents 6. Calculation of Energy Requirements 7. Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency 8. National Institutions Promoting Energy Conservation 9. Energy Use Calculation in Crops (Worksheets) 10. Energy Related Acts and Policies in India 11. Sample Templates