Livestock-Based Farming Systems, Renewable Resources and the Environment
This study was carried out on sandy soil (Quang Binh) and feralite soil (Hoa Binh) to determine interaction between compost fertilizer and Biochar on agricultural potential of these soils and to suggest the best method to improve deprived soils in mountainous and coastal regions in Vietnam. Biochars from different materials (Bamboo, coconut hulls, sugarcane bagasse, rice husks) were used to measure effects on growth of maize on sandy soil and feralit soil. Growth of on these soils was greatest with biochar from sugarcane bagasse. Yield of maize was increased with the highest level of compost fertilizer combined with sugar cane biochar at level 40 g/kg soil.