Influence of Biochar on Soil Quality and Yield Related Attributes of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences (JEAS). Ahmad et al., 2016. Volume 7: 68-72

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Influence of Biochar on Soil Quality and Yield Related Attributes of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
Niaz Ahmad 1,2,*, Muhammad Imran 1, M.W. Riaz Marral 2, Muhammad Mubashir 2, Beenish Butt 3
¹ Department 1Department of Soil Science, Bhaauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
2 Soil and Water Testing Laboratory for Research Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
3 Institute of Pure and Applied Biology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

Abstract: Wheat is the main staple diet especially for human in the rural areas of Pakistan. Low grain yield of wheat grain is due to poor fertilization of nutrients in the soil. For this, a study was conducted at Soil and Water Testing Laboratory for Research, Multan, Pakistan to determine the importance of application of biochar in controlled environmental conditions for wheat productivity. The yield of wheat crop improved through application of biochar and various combinations of inorganic fertilizers. Moreover, biochar and supplementation of recommended doses of macro and micronutrients not only enhanced the yield significantly, but also improved the soil characteristics and amid them, improved organic carbon levels and improved soil water holding abilities. This study is a paradox for the scientific community as a base for recommending the use of biochar on large scale spectrum as policy matter and as a novel approach to improve wheat production and soil properties..

Keywords: Biochar, Inorganic Fertilizers, Micronutrients, Soil amendment, Wheat, Yield attributes

*Corresponding author: Niaz Ahmad

Cite this article as Ahmad, Ahmad, N., M. Imran, M.W.R. Marral, M. Mubashir and B. Butt. 2016. Influence of biochar on soil quality and yield related attributes of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Journal of Environmental & Agricultural Sciences. 7: 68-72. [Abstract] [View FullText] [Citations].

Title: Influence of biochar on soil quality and yield related attributes of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Authors: Niaz Ahmad Muhammad Imran, M.W. Riaz Marral, Muhammad Mubashir and Beenish Butt

Pages: 68-72

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