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International Journal of Agronomy
Volume 2017, Article ID 3158207, 12 pages
Research Article

The Effects of Biochar and Its Combination with Compost on Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) Growth, Soil Properties, and Soil Microbial Activity and Abundance

1Dipartimento di Bioscienze e Territorio, Università degli Studi del Molise, 86090 Pesche, Italy
2Istituto di Biometeorologia-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IBIMET-CNR), 50145 Firenze, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to Dalila Trupiano; ti.lominu@onaipurt.alilad

Received 16 December 2016; Revised 6 March 2017; Accepted 19 March 2017; Published 5 April 2017

Academic Editor: Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov

Copyright © 2017 Dalila Trupiano et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Table summarized the pre-planting soil physicochemical characteristics. Particle size distribution was quantified by hydrometer analysis on samples previously dry-sieved at 2 mm as detailed in Amendola et al. [31]. All concentrations are on a dry matter basis and represent the means of three replicates ± standard deviation.

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