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Does biochar improve soil function and crop growth?


Hardie, M and Eyles, A and Bound, B and Close, D and Oliver, G and Gentile, R and Clothier, B and Patterson, S and Direen, J and Green, S and Deurer, M, Does biochar improve soil function and crop growth?, National Soil Science Conference 2018, 18-23 November 2018, Canberra, Australia (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The use of biochar as an organic soil amendment has been widely investigated and promoted for the improvement of agricultural soil, and as a means to promote plant growth. Among its many reported benefits, biochar is claimed to promote plant growth, improve soil water-holding capacity, alter soil microbial diversity and population dynamics and reduce nutrient leaching loss.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:biochar, soil, apple
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Soil Sciences
Research Field:Soil Physics
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Land and Water Management
Objective Field:Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Author:Hardie, M (Mr Marcus Hardie)
Author:Eyles, A (Dr Alieta Eyles)
Author:Bound, B (Dr Sally Bound)
Author:Close, D (Associate Professor Dugald Close)
Author:Oliver, G (Mr Garth Oliver)
Author:Patterson, S (Mr Stephen Patterson)
Author:Direen, J (Mr Justin Direen)
ID Code:128776
Year Published:In Press
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2018-10-12
Last Modified:2018-10-12

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