Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 10, Issue 3&4,2012
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Analysis of energy utilization of peanut-bean intercrop 


Saeed Firouzi *, Mohammad Naghi Safarzad Vishekaei, Hashem Aminpanah

Recieved Date: 2012-07-04, Accepted Date: 2012-09-28


A study was conducted in north of Iran in order to analyze the energy consumption for peanut-bean intercrop and identification of the main energy utilization indices. Data were collected from 68 peanut-bean intercrop farmers using face to face interview method. Obtained results showed that total energy inputs and outputs were 21291.6 and 97716.89 MJ ha-1, respectively. Diesel fuel was the highest input energy and  responsible for 41.82% of the total consumed energy in the peanut-bean intercrop production. Energy output-input ratio was  4.59, specific energy 3.65 MJ kg-1, energy productivity 0.274 kg MJ-1, and net energy gain  76,425.29 MJ ha-1. Renewable and non-renewable energies were 4627.67 and 16,663.93 MJ ha-1, respectively. Results also indicated that the total direct and indirect energies for peanut-bean intercrop were 51.63% and 48.37% of the total energy input, respectively. 


Energy analysis, energy use, energy indices, peanut-bean intercrop

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2012
Volume: 10
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 655-658

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