Project/Experiment Duration: Continued since 2019
Research Innovation Themes: Management of Natural Resources in Marginal Environments
Project/Experiment Team: Dr. Ahmed El-Naggar Dr. Fatma Rekik Dr. Khalil Ammar Mr. Kaleem Ul Hassan Naeem Mr. Amir Muhammad Mustafa
- Determine the effect of biochar as a soil amendment on crop productivity in sandy soils.
- Determine the impact of biochar on crop responses to salinity and drought stress conditions.
- Determine the effect of biochar on soil nutrient availability.
- Determine water-holding capacity and water-use efficiency in soils treated with biochar.
Date of Sowing: December 2020 Biochar application date: March 2020 and January 2021
Variables: No. of trials : 2 (Full irrigation (100%) and deficit (75%) irrigation) Experimental design of each trial : Split plot design in RCBD Main plot treatments: 2 crop species (Rhodes grass and alfalfa) Sub plot treatments: 9 (BS1 to BS9) Replications: 4