Biochar: implications for agricultural productivity
Publication date: 15 Dec 2011
Biochar is a stable, carbon-rich form of charcoal that can be applied to agricultural land as part of agronomic or environmental management. It can be produced by pyrolysis; where biomass such as crop stubble, wood chips, manure and municipal waste is heated with little or no oxygen.
This report focuses on production and application of biochar to soils to improve soil function and the ancillary benefits that may arise. Use of biochar as a way to abate greenhouse gases and sequestercarbon is discussed in only general terms. The main focus of this report is on agricultural productivity benefits of biochar.
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16 Aug 2010