Energy Estimator is an energy consumption awareness tool. This particular tool, Energy Estimator: Nitrogen helps you identify costs based on your crops and Nitrogen fertilizer application practices. The Energy Estimator: Tillage concentrated on diesel fuel used in the production of selected crops across common tillage systems in your area. The Energy Estimator: Irrigation estimates and compares energy consumption for different irrigation systems, and the Energy Estimator: Animal Housing identifies energy conserving opportunities and estimates potential energy savings in 3 different types of animal housing systems. These tools are intended to give you an idea of the magnitude of energy savings that you could incur under different management systems.
The results generated by these tools are estimates based on NRCS models and are illustrative of the magnitude of savings possible. They are not intended to provide precise estimates for your particular farm: actual results would largely depend on your local conditions and operations, such as predominant soil types, rainfall, slope of land, machinery used, etc.
Please visit your local NRCS office for additional assistance.