Biochar and its effects on plant productivity and nutrient cycling: a meta‐analysis

  title={Biochar and its effects on plant productivity and nutrient cycling: a meta‐analysis},
  author={L. Biederman and W. Harpole},
  journal={GCB Bioenergy},
  • L. Biederman, W. Harpole
  • Published 2013
  • Environmental Science
  • GCB Bioenergy
  • Biochar is a carbon‐rich coproduct resulting from pyrolyzing biomass. When applied to the soil it resists decomposition, effectively sequestering the applied carbon and mitigating anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Other promoted benefits of biochar application to soil include increased plant productivity and reduced nutrient leaching. However, the effects of biochar are variable and it remains unclear if recent enthusiasm can be justified. We evaluate ecosystem responses to biochar application with… CONTINUE READING
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