|Watts, Donald - Don|
|Myers, William - Tillman|
Submitted to: Dryad Digital Repository
Publication Type: Database / Dataset
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/23/2021
Publication Date: 12/23/2021
Citation: Novak, J.M., Watts, D.W., Sigua, G.C., Myers Jr, W.T., Ducey, T.F., Rushmiller, H.C. 2021. Data from: Biochar stability in a highly weathered sandy soil under four years of continuous cornproduction. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.xpnvx0kh2.
Interpretive Summary: Database/Dataset Only.
Technical Abstract: This is digital research data corresponding to a published manuscript, Biochar stability in a highly weathered sandy soil under four years of continuous cornproduction, in Energies 2021, 14, 6157. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14196157. Biochar is being considered a climate change mitigation tool by increasing soil organic carbon contents (SOC), however, questions remain concerning its longevity in soil. We applied 30,000 kilogram per hectare (kg ha-1) of biochars to plots containing a Goldsboro sandy loam (Fine-loamy, siliceous, sub-active, thermic Aquic Paleudults) and then physically disked all plots. Thereafter, the plots were managed under 4 years (Y) of continuous corn (Zea Mays, L.). Annually, incremental soil along with corresponding bulk density samples were collected and SOC concentrations were measured in topsoil (down to 23 cm). The biochars were produced from Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) chip (PC) and Poultry litter (PL) feedstocks. An untreated Goldsboro soil (0 biochar) served as a control.