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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 (2018) [Non 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.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:biochar, soil, apple
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Soil sciences
Research Field:Soil physics
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
UTAS Author:Hardie, M (Mr Marcus Hardie)
UTAS Author:Eyles, A (Dr Alieta Eyles)
UTAS Author:Bound, B (Dr Sally Bound)
UTAS Author:Close, D (Professor Dugald Close)
UTAS Author:Oliver, G (Mr Garth Oliver)
UTAS Author:Patterson, S (Mr Stephen Patterson)
UTAS Author:Direen, J (Mr Justin Direen)
ID Code:128776
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2018-10-12
Last Modified:2020-04-02
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