Sugarcane Pot trial

The sugarcane pot trial is part of the project ‘Sequestering carbon and improving sugarcane productivity by enhanced weathering of basalt’. Arresting the build-up of atmospheric carbon dioxide is one of humanity’s biggest challenges. As part of a global effort, we are testing the idea that the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through weathering of rocks can be accelerated by applying crushed basalt to sugarcane fields. We have two field trials and a pot trial, in which the effect of basalt particle size is being tested in two soil types.

Sugarcane pot trial 2