Approximately 1 billion gallons of propane are used on more than 660,000 U.S. farms every year. Propane is many farmers’ first fuel choice because it is reliable, safe, clean and efficient, and can be used in hundreds of different agricultural applications for heating, drying, sanitation, pest and weed control, as well as powering your equipment.
Pest Control - Propane gas flamers can provide 70 to 90 percent control of wintering adult insects compared with 25 to 50 percent provided by chemical pesticides, and propane flamers cost three to five times less per acre than chemical controls.
Irrigation Pumps - Propane-fueled irrigation pumps produce the same amount of power as gasoline or diesel engines, with lower emissions. Propane will not leave a dangerous and sometimes toxic residue, as liquid fuels can.
Crop Heating - Propane heaters operate efficiently for long periods while producing enough heat to prevent valuable crops from being ruined by unexpected cold spells.