Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization on the Yield and Quality of Rye Biomass

P. Ciria, R. Barro, E. Maletta, J. Pérez, A. Del Val, P. Pérez & J.E. Carrasco
The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of the dosage of N fertilization on the yield and combustion quality of the whole crop (straw + grain) biomass of rye under rain-fed conditions. The plots were conducted in Soria (Spain), a location characterized by a continental mediterranean climate with cold winters. Nitrogen treatments were applied at the end of winter as calcium ammonium nitrate at 0 (no fertilization), 30 and 80 FU ha-1....