Technologies to treat animal manure are rapidly gaining more traction as producers search for ways to minimize environmental impact and maintain a profitable operation. In the conclusion of this 2-part webcast, the focus continues on a thermal technology, pyrolysis, and the resulting biochar. Biochar impacts on soil carbon and fertility is discussed as well as how biochar as a soil amendment affects microbial life within the soil. This presentation was originally broadcast on August 21, 2015. More… | Related: View the recordings for Part 1 (history, manufacture, and characteristics).
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Using Biochars to Improve Soil C Sequestration and Fertility Characteristics
Jeff Novak, USDA-ARS, Florence, SC (16 minutes)
Transport of bacteria through biochar-amended soils
Carl Bolster, USDA-ARS, Bowling Green, KY (20 minutes)
Biochar: Black is the New Green
Dusty Moller, Washington State University (23 minutes)
Questions and Answers
All Presenters (6 minutes)
- How biochar works in soil
- Biochar: The science behind the hype
- The 55 uses of biochar
- The International Biochar Initiative
- Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar (Part 1)
Continuing Education Units
Certified Crop Advisers (CCA, CPAg, or CPSS)
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American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)
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