Effects of maize residue and mineral nitrogen applications on maize yield in con
A chemical fertilizer is defined as any inorganic material of wholly or partially synthetic origin that is added to soil to sustain plant growth. The residues left by cover crops can improve soil fertility by providing macro- and micro-nutrients, preventing erosion by stabilizing the top layers of the soil and increasing soil organic matter, which provides carbon and energy for soil microorganisms that are essential for maintaining the nutrient cycles. Cover crops and crop rotation improve soil fertility and reduce soil loss reducing the use of chemical fertilizers.
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE (BMP) - CNR
Chemical fertilization combined with crop residue retention