The Effect of Crop Rotation on Nitrogen Use of Maize on a Clay Soil In Central Greece

E. Skoufogianni, D. Bartzialis, N.G. Danalatos & P. Efthimiadis
The viability of energy crops for biofuel production is largely dependent on input minimization. Rotation with winter legume crops seems to be very strong management practice. Research indicated that the maize response to pea residues was of grate importance. Nitrogen is a key input for sustaining high yields in cereal crops, but the fertilizer N uptake efficiency in these crops is relatively low (< 50%). A 2­year field experiment with maize was conducted in central...