The nitrogen relationships of maize/bean associations
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Saito, Siu Mui Tsai. 1982. The nitrogen relationships of maize/bean associations . In: Graham, Peter H.; Harris, Susan C. (eds.). Biological nitrogen fixation technology for tropical agriculture: Papers presented at workshop held at CIAT, March 9-13, 1981 . Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, CO. p. 631-639. (CIAT series no. 03E-5(82)
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Intercropping of maize and beans is practiced widely throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of Latin America, particularly among small farmers with limited technical resources. This paper reviews how association affects the nitrogen (N) balance of legumes and nonlegumes, paying particular attention to N2 fixation and N transfer.