Soil amendment with biochar increases maize yields in a semi-arid region by improving soil quality and root growth

@inproceedings{Xiao2016SoilAW,
  title={Soil amendment with biochar increases maize yields in a semi-arid region by improving soil quality and root growth},
  author={Qian Xiao and Li-xia Zhu and Hongpei Zhang and Xiuyun Li and Yufang Shen and Shiqing Li},
  year={2016}
}
Biochar has been widely proposed as a relatively novel approach to improve soil quality and increase crop productivity, but its underlying mechanisms are not well understood. A large root system in plants is either a constitutive or an inducible trait dependent on the uptake of resources and the production of shoot dry matter. Here a field experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of biochar amendment on the dynamic growth and development of maize (Zea mays L.), both above- and… CONTINUE READING