Managing machinery in the biological farm system

C. Alan Rotz

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Abstract

The proper management of agricultural machinery in a biological farm system can minimize production costs and maximize profit. The objective of the machinery management is to develop the smallest or lowest cost set of equipment that can get the job done in a timely manner. Traditional machinery management has focused on the interactions between field equipment, soil, and weather. An important aspect of traditional machinery management is determining and minimizing production. Machinery management can have a large impact on crop growth and the losses and quality changes that occur during and following crop harvest. An optimum system can be obtained that considers the ultimate value of the end product and an accurate optimization of farm profit by simulating the major biological processes on the farm and their interaction with equipment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-5
Number of pages2
JournalResource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World
Volume14
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2007

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Farms
Machinery
Equipment and Supplies
farms
Biological Phenomena
Costs and Cost Analysis
profits and margins
Weather
Crops
Profitability
Agricultural machinery
Soil
agricultural machinery and equipment
crops
production costs
Costs
Growth
weather
Soils
soil

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Managing machinery in the biological farm system. / Alan Rotz, C.

In: Resource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World, Vol. 14, No. 3, 04.2007, p. 4-5.

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