N-Loss Enhanced by Removal of Crop Residues from Cotton, Maize and Tomato Fields for Biofuel Production

D. Bartzialis, S.V. Archontoulis, P. Tziamali & N.G. Danalatos
Crop residues normally comprise an important source of biomass. An important issue is whether and to what extent the use of crop residues is sustainable with respect to the nutrient removal from the field. Another important issue comprises the moisture content of the crop residues for further industrial processing. On the other hand, in central Greece there are some 400.000 ha (irrigated cropland) with important cash crops like cotton, maize, and industrial tomato that produce...