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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 3622-3631
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.408


Biochar A Source of C Sink and Soil Health-A Review
Peeyush Sharma1*, Vikas Abrol2, Neetu Sharma3 and Shrdha Anand4
1Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, SKUAST-J, Chatha-180009, India
2ACRA, Dhainsar, SKUAST-J, Chatha-180009, India
3Division of Agronomy, SKUAST-J, Chatha-180009, India
4GGM Science College, Jammu-180001, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Biochar, a charcoal produced from biomass, can sequester carbon in soil for hundreds to thousands of years. Biochar is created by heating organic material under conditions of limited or no oxygen. Soil organic matter needs to be maintained and further increased to keep soil healthy. Biochar is extremely porous which allows it to retain nutrients and water and improved soil aggregate stability. The quality of biochar as a soil ameliorant depends on the feedstock and on soil type, temperature, and humidity. Converting biomass to biochar offers an excellent method for waste management and using these byproducts for the improvement of soil quality and productivity.


Keywords: Biochar, Soil biological properties, Carbon sequestration, Crop productivity
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Peeyush Sharma, Vikas Abrol, Neetu Sharma and Shrdha Anand. 2018. Biochar A Source of C Sink and Soil Health-A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 3622-3631. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.408