Interactions of Biochar and Herbicides in the Environment details how biochar interferes with herbicide behavior which includes processes such as sorption-desorption, runoff, leaching, and degradation in soil and weed control efficacy. The book provides essential information on biochar applications in agriculture, production systems, and the physicochemical properties of biochar and herbicides, and their interactions.


• Elucidates the physicochemical characteristics of biochar that affect herbicide bioavailability in soil solution

• Demonstrates the remediation of herbicide-contaminated waters with the addition of biochar to avoid environmental impacts to aquatic organisms

• Describes numerous agronomic and environmental benefits of biochar and its potential as a soil amendment to herbicide remediation

• Includes diagrams of herbicide behavior in the environment to further the user’s knowledge

Written by a team of international experts, Interactions of Biochar and Herbicides in the Environment is a valuable resource for students and professionals involved with weed science and soil pollution, and is of great interest to those concerned with pesticides and their fate in the environment.

Chapter 1: Agricultural Applications of Biochar

Chapter 2: Biochar Production, Properties, and Its Influencing Factors

Chapter 3: Influence of Herbicide Environmental Behavior on Weed Management

Chapter 4: Interaction Mechanisms Between Biochar and Herbicides

Chapter 5: Biochars Effects on Sorption and Desorption of Herbicides in Soil

Chapter 6: Effect of Biochar on Soil Herbicide Transport

Chapter 7: Biochar Effects on Degradation Herbicides in the Soil

Chapter 8: Impacts of Biochar Addition on Herbicides Efficacy for Weed Control in Agriculture

Chapter 9: Interactions of Biochar and Herbicides in the Environment