The Effect of Vicia Faba as a Cover Crop on Biomass Production and N-Use of Sorghum and Maize on Poor Sandy Soils

D.F. Beslemes, N.G. Danalatos & P. Efthimiadis
A field experiment was undertaken at an infertile sandy soil in central Greece to determine the effect of Vicia faba as a winter crop (incorporated or harvested before the sowing of the energy crop), on maize and fibre sorghum biomass production, nitrogen recovery fraction and nitrogen utilization efficiency (NUE). A factorial combination of four nitrogen application rates and three legume treatments were tested in a split plot design in three blocks. The results showed a...