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This NebGuide discusses common grazing problems and offers solutions.
The amount of fuel used for field operations depends on many factors, including correct tractor-implement matching, proper tractor ballasting, condition of the tractor and implements, depth of tillage, idle time, and soil type and condition. The tillage practices used for a particular crop will be a major factor in the fuel needed for a complete production cycle.
Good estimates of fuel requirements are necessary for planning purposes. If fuel use records are available and reflect the soil conditions and management practice for a particular farmstead, they should be used. However, if specific records are not available, average fuel use values presented in this publication can be used. The data were derived from a two-year study involving fuel usage of farmers throughout Nebraska.