Biochar diminishes nitrous oxide and nitrate leaching from diverse nutrient sources.

@article{Angst2013BiocharDN,
  title={Biochar diminishes nitrous oxide and nitrate leaching from diverse nutrient sources.},
  author={Teri E Angst and Colin J Patterson and David S. Reay and Peter Anderson and Tanya A. Peshkur and Saran P. Sohi},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={672-82}
}
Manure generated by intensive livestock operations poses potential ecological risk in the form of water pollution and greenhouse gas emission. To assess the impact of biochar on coarse-textured soils under contrasting nutrient management regimes, a 55-d incubation was conducted using unplanted soil columns amended with manure, slurry, or fertilizer (plus unamended control), each with or without biochar applied at 2% soil mass (dry weight basis). Under repeated leaching, the cumulative NO… CONTINUE READING
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