Improving crop productivity in central Labrador's sandy soil with charcoal

Over "the past five years, Memorial University's Labrador Institute has been experimenting with.... Biochar....This year, [Agricultural specialist Joinal Abedin ]Abedin decided to test the growth of wheat with and without biochar....Biochar helped in increasing productivity with the wheat crop, and it was the same thing with the beet.."[previously grown beets with biochar for several years]…

Joinal Abiden stands in a section of a wheat field in central Labrador, where he used a combination of biochar and standard fertilizers. (Jonny Hodder/CBC

Joinal Abiden stands in a section of a wheat field in central Labrador, where he used a combination of biochar and standard fertilizers. (Jonny Hodder/CBC)

Joinal Abiden stands in the 'control' section, where he planted seeds without any biochar or fertilizer. (Jonny Hodder/CBC)e

Read full article from the source:https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/bio-char-happy-valley-goose-bay-sandy-soil-1.4842697?fbclid=IwAR0b_IUgypSEYX8RfwBhn7lVP-x6XMyYkwO2u8s_asNUPj_np1j3da8LCp8

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