Biochar in European Soils and Agriculture: Science and Practice

Simon Shackley (Editor), Greet Ruysschaert (Editor), Kor Zwart (Editor), Bruno Glaser (Editor)

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Abstract / Description of output

The book reviews state-of-the-art knowledge in an approachable way for the non-scientist, covering all aspects of biochar production, soil science, agriculture, environmental impacts, economics, law and regulation and climate change policy. Chapters provide ‘hands-on’ practical information, including how to evaluate biochar and understand what it is doing when added to the soil, how to combine biochar with other soil amendments (such as manure and composts) to achieve desired outcomes, and how to ensure safe and effective use.

The authors also present research findings from the first coordinated European biochar field trial and summarize European field trial data. Explanatory boxes, infographics and concise summaries of key concepts are included throughout to make the subject more understandable and approachable.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages302
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-88446-2
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-71161
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2016

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Biochar
  • soil science
  • soil carbon
  • agriculture


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