Biochars influence seed germination and early growth of seedlings

@article{Solaiman2011BiocharsIS,
  title={Biochars influence seed germination and early growth of seedlings},
  author={Zakaria M Solaiman and Daniel V Murphy and Lynette K Abbott},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2011},
  volume={353},
  pages={273-287}
}
Background and aimsBiochar can be produced from a wide range of organic sources with varying nutrient and metal concentrations. Before making irreversible applications of biochar to soil, a preliminary ecotoxicological assessment is desirable.MethodsFirst, we determined the effect of biochar type and rate on early growth of wheat in a soil-less Petri dish bioassay. Second, we investigated the effect of the same biochars on seed germination and early growth of wheat in ten soils with varying… CONTINUE READING

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