- Author: Margaret Gullette Lloyd
Lunchtime Organic Seminar Series for Growers
Please join us for a weekly lunch time seminar. We'll be joined by a guest each week for a 30 minute presentation then open up the conversation for questions from the listeners.
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Biochar is often described as a silver bullet for increasing agricultural production while decreasing environmental impact. Due to its unique properties, biochar has the potential to address many pressing agricultural challenges, including fertilizer pollution, yield decline, vulnerability of soils to drought, depleted soil carbon stocks, waste management, and dependence on fossil fuels. Despite increased interest and investigation, there remain many questions about whether or not biochar can address these issues. In this 30-minute talk, Dani Gelardi will cover the basics of biochar: What is it? How is it made? What can it do? She will then review recent research from the UC Davis Environmental Chemistry Lab to illustrate how the basics may or may not apply to agricultural systems in California.
Dani Gelardi is a Ph.D Candidate in Soils & Biogeochemistry at U.C. Davis. She has extensive experience with biochar in the lab and in the field, and is looking forward to discussing all your burning biochar questions!
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