Biochar and clinoptilolite zeolite on selected chemical properties of soil cultivated with maize (Zea mays L.)

Siti Wardah Zaidun, and Mohamadu Boyie Jalloh, and Azwan Awang, and Lum, Mok Sam and Normah Awang Besar, and Baba Musta, and Osumanu Haruna Ahmed, and Latifah Omar, (2019) Biochar and clinoptilolite zeolite on selected chemical properties of soil cultivated with maize (Zea mays L.). Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 8 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2147-4249

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Abstract

Increase in cost of chemical fertilizers encourages the use of soil amendments such as biochar and zeolites to improve soil fertility. In this study, biochar produced from empty fruit bunch-palm oil mill effluent (EFB-POME) and clinoptilolite zeolite were used as soil amendments to improve soil fertility. The field experiment was carried out for two planting cycles to determine the effects of different rates of EFB POME biochar (0, 10, and 20 t ha-1), clinoptilolite zeolite (0, 1.25, and 2.5 t ha-1), and urea (60 and 120 kg ha-1) on selected soil chemical properties of Tanjung Lipat (Typic Paleudults). Biochar produced from EFB-POME increase soil total N, P, K, Ca, and Mg. The higher soil total N, P, K, Ca, and Mg could be related to the increase in soil pH, cation exchange capacity, and total organic carbon in soil with EFB-POME biochar but not with clinoptilolite zeolite. Thus, EFB-POME biochar was more suitable to be used in a tropical soil (Typic Paleudults) compared to clinoptilolite zeolite for improving the selected soil pH, CEC, TOC and available P, K, Ca and Mg.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biochar, clinoptilolite zeolite, EFB-POME, tropical acid soil, agriculture waste
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 00:26
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 00:26
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/23676

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