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Energy and water use in Arizona agriculture: Working paper series--08-08

Acker, Thomas L. and Smith, Dean Howard and Atwater, Chelsea and French, Edana and Glauth, Mark (2008) Energy and water use in Arizona agriculture: Working paper series--08-08. Working Paper. NAU W.A. Franke College of Business.


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Increasing energy and water concerns in Arizona are the driving forces to improve the efficiency of agricultural production within the state. In this article we address the energy and water uses in growing a variety of crops in Arizona. The goal of the research project is to identify and quantify all energy and water uses from the production of the initial seed, through the treatments of the soil and various chemical introductions, all the way until the crop is harvested in the field. Thus, the analysis is "from seed to the edge of the field." Using a series of secondary data sources, the paper provides ranges for the energy and water consumption for the predominant crops grown in the major agriculture areas of the state.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright, where appropriate, is held by the author.
ID number or DOI: 08-08
Keywords: Working paper, food and energy, food and water, agricultural inputs, food production
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: The W.A. Franke College of Business
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2015 00:35
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1527

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