Is Your Farm Propane-ready? Spring is on the way!
Spring is almost here – which means that peak planting season will soon begin on many Northern California farms. While there are many tools and techniques to help with commercial planting and seeding, one stands above the rest in terms of making your commercial farm run efficiency and smoothly all year long: propane gas.
How can propane help you have a more fruitful year on your commercial farm? Here are eight great ways to use clean, green propane gas to improve the health of your land, animals, plants, and bottom line.
8 Uses For Propane On The Farm:
Crop drying – Reliable, effective and efficient, propane is the perfect choice as a crop drying fuel, helping you reduce drying costs and improve yield.
Livestock heating – Keeping livestock safe and warm through the cool late winter and spring nights can be challenging. Using propane heaters in farm buildings – especially chicken coops that house temperature-sensitive baby chicks – can be an especially effective solution.
Propane water heaters – Propane water heaters provide a cost-effective and reliable source of warm water to clean and disinfect dairy and milking equipment.
Propane flame tilling – Torching weeds with propane can be a non-toxic and effective way to control unwanted invasives –it breaks down plant material, making the soil even more rich and healthy.
Propane irrigation engines –Less expensive to install and maintain than their gasoline counterparts, propane irrigation engines also have larger fuel storage capacity – which means they can run longer between refills.
Propane backup generators – Propane backup generators keep animals safe and warm and help keep produce fresh. They’re also cheaper to run per gallon than diesel-powered generators and require less maintenance.
Propane forklifts – Propane-powered forklifts can be used to pack trucks, lift heavy boxes, and transport everything from animal feed to hay bales. Unlike some electric forklifts, propane models can be used in wet and dry conditions, and they last longer and emit fewer harmful gases when operated than gas-powered forklifts.
Propane stoves – Propane can tackle anything from cooking food to roasting or drying produce. You name the cooking task and propane will be ready.
Need propane for your Bay Area farm this spring planting season? We can help! We install propane systems for just about any agricultural application or provide reliable commercial propane deliveries in Northern California. Contact us today to learn more!