Biochar effects on soil microbial communities and resistance of enzymes to stress
Biochar, a product of the pyrolysis of organic material, has received wide attention as a means to improve soil fertility and crop productivity, absorb pollutants in soil, and sequester carbon to mitigate climate change. Little information exists on the short- and longer-term effects of biochar on soil microbial communities and enzyme activities, relative to other organic amendments such as manure. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to determine the short and longer terms effects of biochar amendment on soil microbial communities, arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, and enzyme activities ...
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