Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm

Effect of Biochar Application on Cabbage Production

Authors: Ajay Nair (Iowa State University) , Vince Lawson (Iowa State University)

  • Effect of Biochar Application on Cabbage Production

    Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm

    Effect of Biochar Application on Cabbage Production

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Abstract

Biochar is a soil amendment produced by the process called pyrolysis, which is the burning of biomass in a limited oxygen environment.Potential benefits of biochar in sandy soils include addition of organic matter, nutrient retention and recycling, enhanced microbial activity, and long-term carbon sequestration.Adoption and use of biochar by vegetable growers has been slow, because information is lacking on how biochar will affect crop production on a long-term basis.

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Nair, A. & Lawson, V., (2016) “Effect of Biochar Application on Cabbage Production”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2015(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2016
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