Due to global climate change, greenhouse gas (GHG) analyzes for agricultural production systems are becoming more common with energy analyzes. In this study, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the Harran Plain due to fuel consumption in first crop seed corn production were evaluated. A total of 100 face-to-face surveys were conducted with a total of 100 producers in the Harran Plain and data were collected on fuel consumption in production processes. The calculations to determine the CO2 emissions released as a result of corn production are based on the proposed method of calculation of the fuel-based CO2 emissions in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The total fuel and oil consumption per unit production area (ha) for different field applications in corn production is 98 l/ha in the Harran Plain. The total fuel and oil consumption in unit production corresponds to 3645.89 MJ/ha of energy consumption, resulting in a total of 269.6 kg CO2 emissions per hectare. The specific fuel consumption, the specific energy productivity, the specific CO2 emission, the specific fuel efficiency, the specific energy consumption and the specific CO2 efficiency in seed corn production in the Harran Plain were determined to be 8.91 l/t, 3.02 kg/MJ, 24.51 kgCO2/t, 112.22 kg/l, 331.44 MJ/t and 40.80 kg/kgCO2, respectively.
Corn, Fuel consumption, Carbon dioxide emission, Harran Plain