Soil nitrate-N levels required for high yield maize production in the North China Plain

  title={Soil nitrate-N levels required for high yield maize production in the North China Plain},
  author={Zhenling Cui and Fusuo Zhang and Yuxin Miao and Qinping Sun and Fei Li and Xinping Chen and Junliang Li and Youliang Ye and Zhiping Yang and Qiang Zhang and Chunsheng Liu},
  journal={Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems},
High profile nitrate-nitrogen (N) accumulation has caused a series of problems, including low N use efficiency and environmental contamination in intensive agricultural systems. The key objective of this study was to evaluate summer maize (Zea mays L.) yield and N uptake response to soil nitrate-N accumulation, and determine soil nitrate-N levels to meet N demand of high yield maize production in the North China Plain (NCP). A total of 1,883 farmers’ fields were investigated and data from 458… CONTINUE READING


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