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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Western Australian researchers investigating biochar have unearthed some promising results about its properties... UWA Institute of Agriculture Associate Professor Daniel Murphy, who is leading WA research under the GRDC biochar project, said new studies had also shown that biochar did not affect the rate at which nitrogen was released from the decomposition of organic matter in soil... "Biochar is a stable form of carbon which can remain in the soil for hundreds of years - we need to be very sure about its attributes before making recommendations about its use," Professor Murphy said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Based on the data, a number of biochars will be selected for detailed field and laboratory-based experiments to assess the different aspects of the biochar on crop nutrition and associated soil properties... The project (in collaboration with project CSO00041, Evelyn Krull CSIRO) uses a combination of fundamental and applied experiments to assess the potential fit of biochar into current and future farming systems with a particular focus on plant nutrient acquisition... 4) A web-calculator to assess the effect of biochar on crop productivity Research iIn conjunction with the DAFF national biochar initiative, the project team assembled over 80 different biochars (from different sources and produced under different temperature regimes) which have been analysed for various functions, such as C content, pH, CEC, adsorption capacity, stability, water-holding capacity, porosity and specific surface area...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Based on the data, a number of biochars will be selected for detailed field and laboratory-based experiments to assess the different aspects of the biochar on crop nutrition and associated soil properties... Organic manures and green waste materials show promise in augmenting the use of mineral fertilisers in cropping systems, whilst the use of biochar may have a role in sequestering carbon and improving the nutrient retention capacity of soils... The project (in collaboration with project CSO00041, Evelyn Krull CSIRO) uses a combination of fundamental and applied experiments to assess the potential fit of biochar into current and future farming systems with a particular focus on plant nutrient acquisition...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Based on the data, a number of biochars will be selected for detailed field and laboratory-based experiments to assess the different aspects of the biochar on crop nutrition and associated soil properties... The project (in collaboration with project CSO00041, Evelyn Krull CSIRO) uses a combination of fundamental and applied experiments to assess the potential fit of biochar into current and future farming systems with a particular focus on plant nutrient acquisition... 4) A web-calculator to assess the effect of biochar on crop productivity Research iIn conjunction with the DAFF national biochar initiative, the project team assembled over 80 different biochars (from different sources and produced under different temperature regimes) which have been analysed for various functions, such as C content, pH, CEC, adsorption capacity, stability, water-holding capacity, porosity and specific surface area...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Based on the data, a number of biochars will be selected for detailed field and laboratory-based experiments to assess the different aspects of the biochar on crop nutrition and associated soil properties... Organic manures and green waste materials show promise in augmenting the use of mineral fertilisers in cropping systems, whilst the use of biochar may have a role in sequestering carbon and improving the nutrient retention capacity of soils... The project (in collaboration with project CSO00041, Evelyn Krull CSIRO) uses a combination of fundamental and applied experiments to assess the potential fit of biochar into current and future farming systems with a particular focus on plant nutrient acquisition...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Strong interactive effects between biochar-type and soil-type were demonstrated throughout the research, highlighting the importance of identifying key factors that are likely to limit plant growth before targeting a suitable biochar... The biochar database associated with this project provides a valuable resource to inform the selection of appropriate feedstock types that are more likely to result in a biochar material suitable in addressing specific soil constraints... The long-term impacts of biochar on agricultural productivity are less certain...
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