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Research Project: Use of Biochar in Agricultural Systems

Location: Soil Dynamics Research

Project Number: 6010-11120-009-028-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 27, 2022
End Date: Jun 26, 2027

Develop uses of biochars for improved agronomic and environmental outcomes.

The additional funds will develop research on the uses of biochars for agronomic applications and for improved environmental outcomes. Specific areas planned for study include developing biomass conversion technologies to engineer biochar for soil nutrient cycling and heavy metals absorption, examining the role of biochar in optimizing soil nutrients and sequester heavy metals in soils using field-scale studies, and developing the best management practices to apply biochar for improving the soil health and maximizing nutrient uptake by plants. All research efforts will be evaluated for economic suitability for adoption.