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Soil & Water Management Practices on Crop Productivity in Tropical Swamps

'Biochar is a charcoal-like substance that’s made by burning organic material from agricultural and forestry wastes. It is black, highly porous, lightweight, fine-grained and has a large surface area. Biochar is produced using a specific process to reduce contamination and safely store carbon. Within the irrigation scheme, farmers make biochar using rice husks. Since its composition is approximately 70 percent carbon, the farmers use it in their fields to help increase soil carbon and hence water holding capacity. 'Water conservation techniques are practices able to improve water storage and management. Examples of WCT are drip irrigation, irrigation scheduling, water storage, dry farming… 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2014.05.026

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE (BMP) - CNR

    Water management and use of biochar

Algeria

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