Impact of biochar amendments on the quality of a typical Midwestern agricultural soil

@inproceedings{Laird2010ImpactOB,
  title={Impact of biochar amendments on the quality of a typical Midwestern agricultural soil},
  author={David Alan Laird and Pierce D. Fleming and Dedrick D. Davis and Robert Ray Horton and Baiqun Wang and D. L. Karlen Karlen},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract Biochar, a co-product of thermochemical conversion of lignocellulosic materials into advanced biofuels, may be used as a soil amendment to enhance the sustainability of biomass harvesting. We investigated the impact of biochar amendments (0, 5, 10, and 20 g-biochar kg − 1 soil) on the quality of a Clarion soil (Mesic Typic Hapludolls), collected (0–15 cm) in Boone County, Iowa. Repacked soil columns were incubated for 500 days at 25 °C and 80% relative humidity. On week 12, 5 g of… CONTINUE READING
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