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|22 pages

Agricultural Applications of Biochar

ByMingxin Guo, Weiping Song

chapter 2|29 pages

Biochar Production, Properties, and Its Influencing Factors

ByTiago Guimarães, Renata Pereira Lopes Moreira

chapter 3|25 pages

Influence of Herbicide Environmental Behavior on Weed Management

ByRafael De Prado, Candelario Palma-Bautista, José Guadalupe Vázquez-García, Ricardo Alcántara-de la Cruz

chapter 4|52 pages

Interaction Mechanisms Between Biochar and Herbicides

ByRodrigo Nogueira de Sousa, Matheus Bortolanza Soares, Felipe Hipólito dos Santos, Camille Nunes Leite, Kassio Ferreira Mendes

chapter 5|36 pages

Effects of Biochars on Sorption and Desorption of Herbicides in Soil

ByKamila Cabral Mielke, Kassio Ferreira Mendes, Tiago Guimarães

chapter 6|21 pages

Effect of Biochar on Soil Herbicide Transport

ByDaniel Valadão Silva, Tatiane Severo Silva, Bruno Caio Chaves Fernandes, Taliane Maria da Silva Teófilo, Francisca Daniele da Silva, Kassio Ferreira Mendes

chapter 7|30 pages

Effects of Biochar on Degradation Herbicides in the Soil

ByVanessa Takeshita, Fernando Sarmento de Oliveira, Gustavo Vinícios Munhoz-Garcia, Bruno Caio Chaves Fernandes, Taliane Maria da Silva Teófilo, Kassio Ferreira Mendes, Valdemar Luiz Tornisielo

chapter 8|31 pages

Impacts of Biochar Addition on Herbicides' Efficacy for Weed Control in Agriculture

ByGabriel da Silva Amaral, Manuel Alejandro Ix-Balam, Kassio Ferreira Mendes, Maria Fátima das Graças Fernandes da Silva, Ricardo Alcántara-de la Cruz

chapter 9|21 pages

Removal of Herbicides from Water Using Biochar

ByWidad El Bouaidi, Ghizlane Enaime, Mohammed Loudiki, Abdelrani Yaacoubi, Mountasser Douma, Manfred Lübken