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Table 4 Energy input, including the fertilizer and energy, at sweet sorghum planting stage

From: Assessing the sweet sorghum-based ethanol potential on saline–alkali land with DSSAT model and LCA approach

Item Unit Input (unit/ha) Energy intensity (MJ/unit) [30] Energy input (MJ/ha)
Nitrogen fertilizer Kg 54 46.50 2511.00
Phosphate fertilizer Kg 81 7.03 269.43
Potassium fertilizer Kg 67.5 6.85 462.38
Herbicide Kg 3.56 266.56 948.95
Insecticide Kg 0.75 284.82 213.62
Diesel oil L 67 44.13 2956.71
Summary     7662.08