Periodic Measurements of CO2 Emission Dynamics from Wheat Straw and It’s Biochar Added to Soil S

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S. A. ABRO
M.A GADEHI
M. H. ODHANO
M. W. KALRO
S. MALLAH
G. S. UNAR
A. A. ABRO
S. A. MEMON

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: To investigate the effects of direct incorporation of wheat straw (WS) and its biochar (WB) into loess soil a short-term laboratory incubation experiment was conducted. The purpose was to observe the comparative effects of (WS) and (WB) on carbon mineralization, CO2 emission trends, cumulative production and Carbon C sequestration (Cseq). The (WS) and (WB) were applied four rates each at (0, 5, 10, 15 g/kg soil). The results revealed that wheat straw significantly increased CO2emission rates and cumulative contrary to that biocharproduced from the wheat straw decreased CO2 emissions. Moreover, only 1.3% of added Biochar C was respired where as 36% of added wheat straw C was decomposed. Wheat straw had high amount of labile C that enhanced greenhouse gas (GHG-C) and decreased Cseq. In contrast, (WB) had recalcitrant C that is why decreased (GHG-C) and increased Cseq. Therefore, it can be concluded that (WB) was very stable C source and could be better strategy to mitigate GHG-C emissions and sequester C in soils for long-term sustainability

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S. A. ABRO, M.A GADEHI, M. H. ODHANO, M. W. KALRO, S. MALLAH, G. S. UNAR, A. A. ABRO, & S. A. MEMON. (2020). Periodic Measurements of CO2 Emission Dynamics from Wheat Straw and It’s Biochar Added to Soil S. Sindh University Research Journal - SURJ (Science Series), 49(4). Retrieved from https://sujo.usindh.edu.pk/index.php/SURJ/article/view/1612
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