354 Biochar Effects On Soil Nutrients, Plant Growth and Agronomic Yields

Oral Session
ASA Section: Environmental Quality
The theme of this topical session is to present results on field, lab, and greenhouse scale studies on the impact of biochar additions on crop productivity and yield. In addition, studies that focus on soil nutrient availability, leaching, or retention are also welcome in this session due to their direct implications on agronomic productivity. The goal is to improve our understanding of biochar interactions with agronomic production.

Biochar: Agronomic and Environmental Uses Community
Environmental Quality

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 1:00 PM-3:50 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 14

Community Leader:
Kurt A. Spokas
Kurt A. Spokas and Jeffrey M. Novak
Jeffrey M. Novak and Kurt A. Spokas
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
The Characteristics Of Biochars Pyrolyzed From Different Feedstocks and Their Amelioration Effects On Acid Soils.
Zhongmin Dai, ZheJiang University; Philip Brookes, Zhejiang University; Jianming Xu, Zhejiang University
1:20 PM
Biochar Ability to Provide and Retain Nutrients in a Kentucky Blue Grass System.
Angela M. Ebeling, Wisconsin Lutheran College; Aubrey Rockman, Wisconsin Lutheran College; Andrew Armstrong, Wisconsin Lutheran College; Daniel Carey, Marquette University; Daniel Zitomer, Marquette University
1:35 PM
Agronomic and Environmental Consequences for Switchgrass Grown On Biochar Amended Soils.
R. Howard Skinner, USDA-ARS; Binh T Nguyen, Pennsylvania State University; Roger T. Koide, Brigham Young University; Patrick J. Drohan, Pennsylvania State University; Curtis J. Dell, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems & Watershed Mgmt Research Unit; Paul R. Adler, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems & Watershed Mgmt Research Unit; Andrea N Nord, Pennsylvania State University
1:50 PM
Fundamental Properties of Sugarcane and Rice Residue Biochars and Their Effect On Soil Fertility and Agronomic Functions.
Jim J. Wang, Louisiana State University; Changyoon Jeong, Louisiana State University; Syam K. Dodla, Louisiana State University
2:05 PM
2:35 PM
Biochar for Improved Nutrient Retention and Agronomic Yields: A Field Study.
Emily Cole, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Masoud Hashemi, University of Massachusetts; Stephen J. Herbert, University of Massachusetts; Baoshan Xing, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
2:50 PM
Nitrogen Dynamics Following Field Application of Biochar in a Temperate North American Maize-Based Production System.
David Guerena, Cornell University; Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University; Akio Enders, Cornell University; Susan J. Riha, Cornell University; Kelly Hanley, Cornell University; Charles P. Hyland, Cornell University
3:20 PM
Agronomic Potential of a Biochar Derived from Tomato (Solanum lypcopersicum) Green Waste.
Balwant Singh, The University of Sydney; Benjamin Smider, University of Sydney
3:35 PM
3:45 PM
Concluding Remarks
3:50 PM