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Bio-char from sawdust, maize stover and charcoal: Impact on water holding capacities (WHC) of three soils from Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Dugan, E.
dc.contributor.author Verhoef, A.
dc.contributor.author Robinson, S.
dc.contributor.author Sohi, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-17T16:12:36Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-17T16:12:36Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Dugan, E., Verhoef, A., Robinson, S., Sohi, S., Gilkes, R., & Prakpongkep, N. (2010, August). Bio-char from sawdust, maize stover and charcoal: Impact on water holding capacities (WHC) of three soils from Ghana. In 19th World congress of soil science, soil solutions for a changing world (Vol. 11). en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2366
dc.description.abstract This paper reports part of an on-going investigation into the effects of bio-char on soil physical properties in Ghana. Bio-char from sawdust (B1) and maize stover (B2) were prepared using a muffle furnace. The effect of local charcoal from Ghana (referred to in this paper as B3) was also studied. These three types of bio-char were applied to three soil types from Ghana, at 5, 10 and 15 t/ha. Results indicated that WHC was increased when bio-char was applied at all rates compared to zero application. However, there wasn’t much difference in effect on WHC between the rates. It is suggested that water repellency of the bio-char partly explains this behaviour. Improving WHC by bio-char application was more effective in sandy textured soils. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries World congress of soil science, soil solutions for a changing world;11
dc.subject Bio-char en_US
dc.subject Water holding capacity en_US
dc.subject Maize stover en_US
dc.subject Sawdust en_US
dc.subject Charcoal en_US
dc.title Bio-char from sawdust, maize stover and charcoal: Impact on water holding capacities (WHC) of three soils from Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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