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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)

Effect of biochar to improve soil health, reduced carbon emission and mitigation of greenhouse gaseous- A review

Author(s): Chetan Kumar Jangir, Dheeraj Panghaal, Arun Kumar, Shish Ram Jakhar, Mahendra Kumar Choudhary and Jitendra Sharma
Abstract: Biochar is a carbon-rich co product resulting from pyrolyzing biomass. When applied to the soil it resists decomposition, effectively sequestering the applied carbon and mitigating anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Biochar is thermo-chemical degradation of biomass under anaerobic or oxygen-limited conditions. Due to its properties related to surface area and porosity, bulk density, nutrient content, stability, cation exchange capacity (CEC), pH value, and carbon content, biochar has the potential to improve physical as well as chemical soil properties and thus improve crop productivity and contribute to carbon sequestration. We review here effect of biochar to improve soil health, reduced carbon emission and mitigation of greenhouse gaseous.
Pages: 808-811  |  540 Views  10 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Chetan Kumar Jangir, Dheeraj Panghaal, Arun Kumar, Shish Ram Jakhar, Mahendra Kumar Choudhary and Jitendra Sharma. Effect of biochar to improve soil health, reduced carbon emission and mitigation of greenhouse gaseous- A review. 2017; 6(6S): 808-811.
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