Agronomic effects of biochar and wastewater irrigation in urban crop production of Tamale, northern Ghana

Agronomic effects of biochar and wastewater irrigation in urban crop production of Tamale,... Nutr Cycl Agroecosyst https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-018-9926-6 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Agronomic effects of biochar and wastewater irrigation in urban crop production of Tamale, northern Ghana . . . Edmund Kyei Akoto-Danso Delphine Manka’abusi Christoph Steiner . . . . Steffen Werner Volker Haring George Nyarko Bernd Marschner Pay Drechsel Andreas Buerkert Received: 18 November 2017 / Accepted: 25 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Agricultural production needs to increase, quantity levels on soil moisture, plant nutrition and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, many rural people biomass production on a Petroplinthic Cambisol over -1 are undernourished, and the urban population is 2 years. Rice husk biochar applied at 20 t ha growing rapidly. It is worrisome that on many West significantly increased fresh matter yields in the first African soils with low cation exchange capacity and five cropping cycles by 15%, and by 9% by the end of soil organic carbon content, mineral fertilization is 2 years. Compared with clean water, wastewater rather inefficient. Under these conditions, wherever irrigation increased yields 10–20-fold on unfertilized available untreated wastewater is used for irrigation plots during the dry seasons, while a fourfold incre- despite the potential health risks to producers and ment http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems Springer Journals

Agronomic effects of biochar and wastewater irrigation in urban crop production of Tamale, northern Ghana

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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
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Life Sciences; Agriculture
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1385-1314
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1573-0867
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10.1007/s10705-018-9926-6
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Nutr Cycl Agroecosyst https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-018-9926-6 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Agronomic effects of biochar and wastewater irrigation in urban crop production of Tamale, northern Ghana . . . Edmund Kyei Akoto-Danso Delphine Manka’abusi Christoph Steiner . . . . Steffen Werner Volker Haring George Nyarko Bernd Marschner Pay Drechsel Andreas Buerkert Received: 18 November 2017 / Accepted: 25 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Agricultural production needs to increase, quantity levels on soil moisture, plant nutrition and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, many rural people biomass production on a Petroplinthic Cambisol over -1 are undernourished, and the urban population is 2 years. Rice husk biochar applied at 20 t ha growing rapidly. It is worrisome that on many West significantly increased fresh matter yields in the first African soils with low cation exchange capacity and five cropping cycles by 15%, and by 9% by the end of soil organic carbon content, mineral fertilization is 2 years. Compared with clean water, wastewater rather inefficient. Under these conditions, wherever irrigation increased yields 10–20-fold on unfertilized available untreated wastewater is used for irrigation plots during the dry seasons, while a fourfold incre- despite the potential health risks to producers and ment

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Nutrient Cycling in AgroecosystemsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 5, 2018

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