The influence of biochar on growth of lettuce and potato

Upadhyay, Kalika P., George, Doug, Swift, Roger S. and Galea, Victor (2014) The influence of biochar on growth of lettuce and potato. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 13 3: 541-546. doi:10.1016/S2095-3119(13)60710-8

Author Upadhyay, Kalika P.
George, Doug
Swift, Roger S.
Galea, Victor
Title The influence of biochar on growth of lettuce and potato
Journal name Journal of Integrative Agriculture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2095-3119
Publication date 2014-03-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S2095-3119(13)60710-8
Open Access Status
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 541
End page 546
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1106 Food Science
1303 Biochemistry
2303 Ecology
3403 Food Animals
1103 Animal Science and Zoology
1102 Agronomy and Crop Science
1110 Plant Science
Abstract Pot experiments were conducted in a glasshouse to determine the growth pattern of lettuce, true potato seedlings (TPS) and single node cuttings of TPS in response to biochar. The treatments were arranged in a randomized complete block design with 5 treatments (0, 10, 30, 50 and 100 t ha-1) of biochar from greenwaste with 5 replications in lettuce, 10 in TPS and 5 in single node cuttings of TPS. The observations recorded on growth parameters showed that biochar had significant effect on growth of lettuce but no consistent effect on growth of TPS and single node cuttings. Among the biochar rates, 30 t ha-1 had the greatest influence on overall growth of lettuce. The pH and electrical conductivity increased as the biochar rates increased in all experiments. These results provide an avenue for soil management system by using biochar as an amendment in horticultural crops. However, their verification in the field is important for specific recommendations.
Keyword Biochar
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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