Contrasted Effects of Biochar on Maize Growth and N Use Efficiency Depending on Soil Conditions

  title={Contrasted Effects of Biochar on Maize Growth and N Use Efficiency Depending on Soil Conditions},
  author={Qiaohong Zhu and Xinhua Peng and Tai-qing Huang},
  journal={International Agrophysics},
  pages={257 - 266}
Abstract Biochar amendment may improve crop growth through its nutrients and indirect fertility. However, this improvement varies in a wide range of biochars, crops, and soils. Our objectives were to determine the response of crop growth to biochar amendment and to assess the N use efficiency relative to the biochar and the soil types. In this pot experiment, we investigated five typical agricultural soils in China amended with two biochars. Four treatments were designed: the soil itself as a… 

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