LPG allows them to meet the challenge of staying competitive in the modern agricultural environment whilst maintaining a commitment to sustainable development. No other fuel offers a comparable combination of portability, accessibility and convenience of use.
On the Farm
Farmers across the world rely on LPG as an adaptable power source to keep their businesses growing.
LPG is used to increase the production and quality of farm products and provides, clean, off-grid power for a range of applications.
Heating with constant temperature control control for brooders
Space heating for poultry sheds, greenhouses and nurseries
Flame weeding and pest control without chemicals
CO2 generation for plant growth enhancement in greenhouses
As a diesel fuel substitute, in machinery, to reduce costs and emissions
Hot water for sanitation
Drying produce such as cotton, grain, nuts and fruit
Insert, pest and Rodent control
LPG in Action
Pig & Chick Rearing
The precision control that LPG provides ensures that animals can be raised in the comfort they require to grow and stay healthy. Crucially, it also makes dangers such as power cuts and voltage reductions a thing of the past. Such advantages are of considerable importance, not only because they help protect animal welfare but because they save money, avoid waste enhancing a farm’s competitiveness.
Grain and fruit drying
LPG facilitates safer and more effective drying of crops such as fruit and grain, allowing the farmer to preserve the quality of their crops and to meet specific market specifications for moisture content. It also enhances efficiency since 90% of the propane used is converted to energy, meaning less waste and lower costs.
Increased legislation and consumer pressure are forcing growers to look for alternative methods to chemicals, many of which are now banned or severely restricted. LPG burners or torches either hand-held or tractor-mounted are extensively used for flame weeding.
A portable LP Gas engine is a convenient and economical way to drive irrigation pumps. These engines can also be disconnected from the pump and used for other powerneeds such as generating electricity, powering mechanical grinding mills, and driving various types of manufacturing equipment.
To learn more on the many application of LPG in agriculture, please visit www.lpg-apps.org.
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