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Energy Conservation on Irrigated Land in Eastern Montana


Economics Technical Note Number MT-9

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Economics Technical Note Number MT-9 (PDF; 43 KB)

November 2007
By Gerald M. Schaefer, State Economist

Producers looking for ways to reduce inputs on irrigated land can realize significant savings by changing tillage systems. Changes can occur in fertilizer, fuel, machinery cost and labor. Information from research conducted in Montana by Montana State University (MSU) Experiment Stations and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) station in Sidney and information obtained from producers allows some comparisons.