Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar (Part 2)

Animal Manure Management January 28, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

livestock and poultry environmental learning center logo with cow, pig, and chicken sillhouettes over a map of the U.S. with three circling arrowsTechnologies 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)

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Transport of bacteria through biochar-amended soils

Carl Bolster, USDA-ARS, Bowling Green, KY (20 minutes)

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Biochar: Black is the New Green

Dusty Moller, Washington State University (23 minutes)

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