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Pelleted biochar: chemical and physical properties show potential use as a substrate in container nurseries

Posted date: April 04, 2011
Publication Year: 
2011
Authors: Dumroese, Kasten; Heiskanen, Juha; Englund, Karl; Tervahauta, Arja
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: Biomass & Bioenergy. 35: 2018-2027.

Abstract

We found that peat moss, amended with various ratios of pellets comprised of equal proportions of biochar and wood flour, generally had chemical and physical properties suitable for service as a substrate during nursery production of plants. High ratios of pellets to peat (>50%) may be less desirable because of high C:N, high bulk density, swelling associated with water absorption, and low volumetric water content, whereas a mixture of 75% peat and 25% pellets had enhanced hydraulic conductivity and greater water availability at lower (

Citation

Dumroese, R. Kasten; Heiskanen, Juha; Englund, Karl; Tervahauta, Arja. 2011. Pelleted biochar: chemical and physical properties show potential use as a substrate in container nurseries. Biomass & Bioenergy. 35: 2018-2027.