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Effect of the soil treated with biochar on the rye-grass in laboratory experiment

Miklós Gulyás
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Published Online: 2014-11-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ausae-2014-0009


The application of biochars to improve soils and to mitigate global climate change is a popular research area all over the world, although it is not a new topic. In our study, wood chips char (BC) and animal bone char (ABC) were applied. The pot experiments were conducted under laboratory conditions. 2 grams of rye-grass (Lolium perenne) were seeded into each pot. The following various soil parameters were measured: pH (KCl), AL-P2O5, AL-K2O, total water soluble salt content and organic matter content. The measured parameters from the plant samples were: total-P, total-K and micronutrients. Results show that the negative or positive effect of pyrolysis solids cannot be determined clearly, further experiments are needed.

Keywords : wood chips char; animal bone char; soil properties; nutrient uptake


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About the article

Received: 2014-08-07

Revised: 2014-08-22

Accepted: 2014-09-10

Published Online: 2014-11-20

Published in Print: 2014-11-01

Citation Information: Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Agriculture and Environment, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 24–32, ISSN (Online) 2068-2964, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ausae-2014-0009.

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