Biochar and soil biota by Natalia Ladygina, Francois Rineau

By Natalia Ladygina, Francois Rineau

Biochar, a biomass that's burned at a really hot temperature within the absence of oxygen, has lately develop into an enticing topic of research. Biochar is very sturdy and doesn't degrade; it possesses actual houses that help in retention of food within the soil. using biochar will absolutely have an important impression not just on soil nutrition but additionally on soil organism groups and their functions. Read more...

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