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Custom-built, rather than all-purpose biochars are needed

Cornell Professor Johannes Lehmann of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, and his co-authors at the University of ZuNature Geosciencerich, suggest in a recent issue of Nature Geoscience that “Rather than thinking of biochar as a one-size-fits-all soil enhancer, we need to focus on developing tailor-made biochar systems for individual applications that take into account soil type, climate and social setting.”  The authors argue that such an approach will have the best chance to use biochar to boost agricultural yields and deliver environmental and climatic benefits.

Abiven S, Schmidt MWI, Lehmann J (2014) Biochar by design. Nature Geoscience 7: 326-327

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