Biochar Can Improve Soil Health While Capturing Carbon

Biochar Can Improve Soil Health While Capturing Carbon

Biochar is often overlooked as a means of sequestering carbon, but it is effective and inexpensive compared to many techno-fixes. Millions of tons of organic waste from agriculture and forestry operations are left to rot or get burned each year. Either...

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Is Carbon the ‘Crop’ of the Future?

Is Carbon the ‘Crop’ of the Future?

There is a growing interest in “carbon farming” among forward-looking agricultural producers in the United States. Ideas range from promoting on-farm practices such as conservation tilling and livestock rotation to establishing USDA-managed “carbon banks” to facilitate the buying and selling of agricultural carbon credits.

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Effect of Biochar on Microbial Community Composition and Enzymatic Activity

Effect of Biochar on Microbial Community Composition and Enzymatic Activity

Biochar offers several benefits as a soil amendment, including increased soil fertility, carbon sequestration, and water-holding capacity in nutrient-poor soils. In this study, soil samples with and without biochar additives were collected for two consecutive years from an experimental field plot to examine its effect on the microbial community structure and functions in sandy soils under peach-trees.

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How Soil Carbon Can Help Tackle Climate Change

How Soil Carbon Can Help Tackle Climate Change

Maintaining soil organic matter is critical to tackling climate change because soil organic matter is rich in carbon. Soil carbon is also the keystone element controlling soil health, which enables soils to be resilient as droughts and intense rainfall events increasingly occur.

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