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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 456-467
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.056


Influence of Different Levels of Coconut Shell Biochar on Nutrients Concentration and Nutrient Uptake by Soybean
D. S. Rohitha*, B. Mamatha, K. M. Srinivas Reddy, H. C. Prakasha and Nagappa Desai
Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Biochar is a carbon rich substance obtained from thermal decomposition plant biomass through the process of pyrolysis. The special characteristics of the biochar are its effectiveness in retaining most of the nutrients and maintaining them available to plants. The present field experiment was therefore conducted to investigate the effect of biochar application on nutrients concentration and uptake by soybean in acidic soils. Biochar produced from coconut shell was applied at the rates of 5, 7.5 and 10 t ha-1with two rates of recommended lime (100 and 50%). The study showed a significant (P<0.05) increase in nutrients concentration in soybean seeds and plants due to application of biochar. Nevertheless, uptake of major and micro nutrients were significantly (P<0.05) increased by addition of coconut shell biochar. Therefore, application of biochar is very imperative to increase soil fertility, enhance nutrient uptake and reduce the amount of carbon produced due to biomass burning.


Keywords: Coconut shell biochar, Soybean nutrient uptake, Nutrient concentrations
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Rohitha, D. S., B. Mamatha, K. M. Srinivas Reddy, H. C. Prakasha and Nagappa Desai. 2020. Influence of Different Levels of Coconut Shell Biochar on Nutrients Concentration and Nutrient Uptake by Soybean.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 456-467. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.056