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Kinetics of Carbon Mineralization and Sequestration of Sole and/or Co-amended Biochar and Cattle Manure in a Sandy Soil

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dc.contributor.author Dodo, D.E.
dc.contributor.author Amanor, Y.J.
dc.contributor.author Asamoah-Bediako, A.
dc.contributor.author MacCarthy, D.S
dc.contributor.author Dovie, D.B.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-25T12:12:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-25T12:12:06Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-03
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2019.1671443
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/33812
dc.description Research Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The interactive effect of biochar, cattle manure and nitrogen (N) fertilizer on the dynamics of carbon (C) mineralization and stabilization was investigated in a sandy soil amended with three sole biochar (0, 20 or 40 t ha−1) or manure (0, 13 or 26 t ha−1) and four combined biochar-manure levels (20 or 40 t ha−1 biochar plus 13 or 26 t ha−1 manure) with or without N fertilizer (0 or 90 kg ha−1) and CO2-C evolution measured over 54-d incubation period. Biochar application, solely or combined with manure resulted in lower applied C mineralized (ACM), indicating C sequestration in the soils. Negative attributable effect (AE) of co-application of biochar and manure on C mineralization was observed relative to the sole treatments. Both ACM and AE were negatively correlated with C/N ratio and mineral N content of the soil-mixtures (r ≥ – 0.573; p ≤ 0.01), indicating microbial N limitation. The double first-order exponential model described CO2-C efflux very well and indicated that ≥94% of C applied was apportioned to stable C pools with slower mineralization rate constant and longer half-life. Cumulative C mineralized and modeled C pools were positively correlated with each other (r ≥ 0.853; p ≤ 0.001) and with readily oxidizable C of soil-amendment mixtures (r ≥ 0.861; p ≤ 0.001). The results suggested that co-application of biochar and manure can promote initial rapid mineralization to release plant nutrients but sequester larger amounts of applied C in refractive C pool, resulting in larger C sequestration in sandy soils. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher COMMUNICATIONS IN SOIL SCIENCE AND PLANT ANALYSIS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 50;20
dc.subject Biochar en_US
dc.subject C mineralization en_US
dc.subject C sequestration en_US
dc.subject cattle manure en_US
dc.subject kinetic models en_US
dc.subject sandy soils en_US
dc.title Kinetics of Carbon Mineralization and Sequestration of Sole and/or Co-amended Biochar and Cattle Manure in a Sandy Soil en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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