Biochar amendment increases maize root surface areas and branching: a shovelomics study in Zambia

@article{Abiven2015BiocharAI,
  title={Biochar amendment increases maize root surface areas and branching: a shovelomics study in Zambia},
  author={S Abiven and Andreas Hund and Vegard Martinsen and Gerard Cornelissen},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2015},
  volume={395},
  pages={45-55}
}
Background and aimsPositive crop yield effects from biochar are likely explained by chemical, physical and/or biological factors. However, studies describing plant allometric changes are scarcer, but may be crucial to understand the biochar effect. The main aim of the present study is to investigate the effect of biochar on root architecture under field conditions in a tropical setting.MethodsThe presented work describes a shovelomics (i.e., description of root traits in the field) study on the… CONTINUE READING

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