ENERGY EFFICIENT AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES

Category: 
Agricultural / Food Processing
Project Number: 
Start Year: 
2005
Markets Segments: 
Agricultural - Food Processing
Project Type: 
Methodology
Type of Technology: 
Other-1
Organization: 
California Energy Commission - PIER program
Project Status: 
In Progress
Basic Research

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the use of ozone as a substitute soil fumigant to replace chemical pesticides and as an alternative to aqueous toxic chemicals for fungi control in fruit packing plants. In addition, the project will investigate irrigation scheduling systems, precision farming technologies and innovative manure treatment technologies.