Ameliorating physical and chemical properties of highly weathered soils in the tropics with charcoal – a review

@article{Glaser2002AmelioratingPA,
  title={Ameliorating physical and chemical properties of highly weathered soils in the tropics with charcoal – a review},
  author={Bruno Glaser and Johannes Lehmann and Wolfgang Zech},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={2002},
  volume={35},
  pages={219-230}
}
Abstract. Rapid turnover of organic matter leads to a low efficiency of organic fertilizers applied to increase and sequester C in soils of the humid tropics. Charcoal was reported to be responsible for high soil organic matter contents and soil fertility of anthropogenic soils (Terra Preta) found in central Amazonia. Therefore, we reviewed the available information about the physical and chemical properties of charcoal as affected by different combustion procedures, and the effects of its… 

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