Rice Husk Biochar for Rice Based Cropping System in Acid Soil 1

Characteristics of Rice Husk Biochar and Its Influence on the Properties of Acid Sulfate Soils and Rice Growth in West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Increasing food production both to meet in-country requirements and to help the world overcome food crises is one of the major issues facing Indonesia today. However, good productive land is limited and has mostly been utilized either for food crop production or other uses. The only available land for agricultural expansion is that of acid sulfate soil, having a total area of about 6.7 millions ha and is spread out in Sumatera, Kalimantan, and Papua (Widjaja-Adi et al., 1992).

Agusalim Masulili, Jl. Kom Yos Sudarso, Wani Hadi Utomo, Jl. Veteran

Journal of Agricultural Science, 2010