Improving wheat production with deep banded Oil Mallee Charcoal in Western Australia
Improving wheat production with deep banded Oil Mallee Charcoal in Western Australia (2.7 MB pdf)
Paul Blackwell, Syd Shea, Paul Storer, Zakaria Solaiman, Mike Kerkmans, and Ian Stanley, IAI April 2007
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Presentation to the International Agrichar Initiative, Terrigal NSW, April 2007
Location - Western Australia
Mostly Winter rain from May to October
Mostly sandy soils with organic matter <1%
Usually grows >50% Australia wheat
CHARCOAL improves the MICRO-HABITAT of beneficial soil microbes
Some new fertiliser suppliers are using beneficial soil microbes and mineral fertilisers.
Is charcoal a better source of microporosity than zeolite?