Effect of empty fruit bunch biochar application on soil properties and sweet corn (Zea mays L.) growth / Norfazida Ali

Ali, Norfazida (2016) Effect of empty fruit bunch biochar application on soil properties and sweet corn (Zea mays L.) growth / Norfazida Ali. Student Project. Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology, Jasin, Melaka. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Biochar as soil amendment has potential increased the soil pH and improve plant growth. Biochar has many agricultural benefits. It increases crop yields. It helps to prevent fertilizer runoff and leaching, allowing the use of less fertilizers and diminishing agricultural pollution to the surrounding environment. The study test on the effect of different rates of EFB biochar applied on soil planted with sweet com (Zea mays L). This study was conducted at UiTM Melaka, Campus Jasin. A glasshouse experiment was conducted to study the effect of empty fruit bunch (EFB) biochar application on soil pH and plant growth. There were five treatments used which 0, 2.5, 5, 10, and 20 t/ha. Treatments were arranged in completely randomized block design with three replication. Results of the study showed that the soil pH was increased with the increased application of EFB biochar. Besides that, plant height also show the improvement after application of EFB biochar on soil.

Item Type: Monograph (Student Project)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biochar; Soil amendment; Sweet corn
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science. Including soil surveys, soil chemistry, soil structure, soil-plant relationships
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Biotechnology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Jasin Campus
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 2
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 02:27
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 02:27
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/17425

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