Biochar Remediation Improves the Leaf Mineral Composition of Telfairia occidentalis Grown on Gas Flared Soil

Doris Akachukwu, Michael Gbadegesin, Philippa Ojimelukwe, Christopher Atkinson
  • Plants, July 2018, MDPI AG
  • DOI: 10.3390/plants7030057


Photo by John Westrock on Unsplash

Photo by John Westrock on Unsplash

What is it about?

Biochar can be prepared from oil palm waste was administered to soils degraded by gas flaring at five levels and allowed to mineralize into the soil for two weeks. Telferia occidentalis was planted on the soil after remediation and nutrient content of the leaves were evaluated after 8 weeks. The mineral and crude fibre content of the leaves from the plant cultivated on the soil improved most remarkably in the soil treated with 13.9 t ha−1 of biochar.

Why is it important?

Use of biochar can remedy the effect of pollution caused by gas flaring


Professor Philippa C OJIMELUKWE
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia state, Nigeria

Use biochar on soils polluted by gas flaring

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