Can biochar be used as a seed coating to improve native plant germination and growth in arid conditions

@inproceedings{Williams2016CanBB,
  title={Can biochar be used as a seed coating to improve native plant germination and growth in arid conditions},
  author={Mary I. Williams and R. Kasten Dumroese and Deborah S Page-Dumroese and Stuart P. Hardegree},
  year={2016}
}
Direct seeding is a common large-scale restoration practice for revegetating arid and semi-arid lands, but success can be limited by moisture and temperature. Seed coating technologies that use biochar may have the potential to overcome moisture and temperature limitations on native plant germination and growth. Biochar is a popular agronomic tool for improving soil properties, such as water availability and nutrient retention and has been recently marketed, but not tested, as a seed coating… CONTINUE READING
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