Workshop Instructor | Chargrow
Soil Scientist, Ecologist and Product Developer with 25+ years experience providing advise to government and private sector organizations on compost production and marketing, as wells as development of associated bio-based products.
Workshop Time: Tuesday, January 28, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Workshop Title: Introduction to Biochar
Workshop Summary: The science and practice of composting with biochar will be presented by four scientist from the USDA Coastal Plains Research Center in Florence, South Carolina, and two commercial producers of biochar enhanced compost products from North Carolina and California. The scientists will describe methods of creating and characterizing biochar with enhanced capabilities using different thermochemical and biological technologies, how “designer biochars” can be created to address particular crop and soil conditions, soil carbon, effect of biochar blends on soil microbial communities and composting biochar with worms. Commercial suppliers will discuss some fo the challenges involved in creating specialized compost / Biochar blends, how Biochar enhances compost quality, benefits of composting with Biochar to boost effectiveness, and best management practices to optimize product quality. They will provide an overview of the new market opportunities for biochar enhanced compost.
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