Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Toxicology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-23-2019

Journal or Book Title

Applied Sciences

Volume

9

Issue

17

First Page

3494

Research Focus Area(s)

Land and Water Resources Engineering

DOI

10.3390/app9173494

Abstract

When it comes to the use of biochar in agriculture, the majority of research conducted in the last decade has focused on its application as a soil amendment and for soil remediation. This treatment improves soil quality, increases crops yields, and sequestrates atmospheric carbon to the soil. Another widely studied aspect connecting biochar with agriculture is the composting processes of various agricultural waste with the addition of biochar. Obtaining the material via the pyrolysis of agricultural waste, including animal manure, has also been investigated. However, given the remarkable properties of biochar, its application potential could be utilized in other areas not yet thoroughly investigated. This review paper summarizes the last decade of research on biochar and its use in crop agriculture and livestock production. Knowledge gaps are highlighted, such as using biochar for the mitigation of odorous emissions from animal manure and by feeding the biochar to animals.

Comments

This article is published as Kalus, Kajetan, Jacek A. Koziel, and Sebastian Opaliński. "A Review of Biochar Properties and Their Utilization in Crop Agriculture and Livestock Production." Applied Sciences 9, no. 17 (2019): 3494. DOI: 10.3390/app9173494. Posted with permission.

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Language

en

File Format

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