Biochar is basically a charcoal soil supplement with the ability of addressing various critical agricultural and environmental issues. The existing application for biochar includes in the following:
- Carbon Sequestration
- Inorganic and Organic Compound Adsorbent
- Ecosystem Reclamation/Restoration
- Structure Modifier similar to bulking agent, nutrient, moisture and microbiota retention and;
When these things are applied to agricultural soils, it is influenced greatly by various factors such as pesticide adsorption, long term carbon storage as well as reduced nutrient leaching.
Past research showed as well that it could affect soil indigenous microbial populations mainly because of the changes in physiochemical parameter.
Boosting Crop Yield
Nevertheless, the considerable effectiveness of work on enhanced crop yield is necessitating the essential study of microbial structure, diversity as well as functional responses to char type and even application strategy. This gap should be addressed as soon as possible to allow success of bespoke biochar applications in sustainable environmental and agricultural management.
What’s Stopping Full Growth of Crops?
Since bioavailable nitrogen is a key factor in limiting crop yield, the industrially produced fertilizers are typically applied in order to boost concentration in soils. However, there are big consumptions in energy costs as well as the possible negative impact to the environment from the production procedures of these fertilizers.