Strip-Wise Cultivation of Annual and Perennial Crops - A Sustainable Alternative Cropping System for the Production of Biogas Substrate

B. Mast, S. Graeff-Hönninger, C. Konrad, G. Göttlicher & W. Claupein
In Germany, the agricultural area cropped with maize increased intensively over the last couple of years. This increase is partly attributed to the role of maize as main biogas substrate. On many sites, maize is considered as favourable biogas crop as it provides high energy yields per hectare and is an established crop in the context of management and crop rotation. However, the strong focus of the agricultural practise on maize cropping systems associated with...