In this study was purposed to define an energy balance of pumpkin seed production in Kavaklı town of Kırklareli province in Turkey. In order to define the energy balance of pumpkin seed production in dry conditions, trials and measurement were applied in pumpkin seed farm in the Kavaklı town of Kırklareli province. Human labour energy, machinery energy, diesel fuel energy, chemical fertilizers energy and seed energy were computed as energy inputs. The pumpkin seedswere computed as output energy. The energy input and output were computed as 10022.42 MJ ha-1 and as 9611.25 MJ ha-1 in pumpkin seed production. Energy inputs consist respectively for chemical fertilizers energy by 5266.50 MJ ha-1 (52.55%), diesel fuel energy by 3375.78 MJ ha-1 (33.68%), machinery energy by 805.46 MJ ha-1 (8.04%), human labour energy by 429.04 MJ ha-1 (4.28%) and seed energy by 145.63 MJ ha-1 (1.45%). Energy efficiency, specific energy, energy productivity and net energy in pumpkin seed production were computed respectively as 0.96, 12.15 MJ kg-1, 0.08 kg MJ-1 and (-) 411.17 MJ ha-1. 94.27% of total energy inputs in the production of pumpkin seed consisted of non-renewable energy input.
Publication Date : August 31, 2020
|APA||Baran, M , Gökdoğan, O . (2020). Determination of Energy Balance in Pumpkin Seed (Cucurbita pepo L.) Production . Avrupa Bilim ve Teknoloji Dergisi , (19) , 43-47 . DOI: 10.31590/ejosat.715740|