Biochar Use for Improving Environmental Quality: I

Wednesday, November 4, 2009: 12:55 PM-3:45 PM
Convention Center, Room 335, Third Floor
Presidings:
Jeff M. Novak and David Laird
Organizer:
James A. Ippolito
1:00 PM
Characterization of Biochars Produced Under Different Pyrolytic Conditions and Their Implications to Improve Soil Quality.
Jeff Novak, USDA-ARS; Warren Busscher, USDA-ARS, Coastal Plains Res.; Don Watts, USDA-ARS; Isabel Lima, USDA-ARS-SRRC; John Loughrin, USDA-ARS-AWMRU; James B. Reeves III, ANRI, ARS, USDA; Harry Schomberg, USDA-ARS; M. Ahmedna, North Carolina A&T State Univ.; Djaafar Rehrah, North Carolina A&T State Univ.; Sunyoung Bae, North Carolina A&T State Univ.; Julia Gaskin, Univ. of Georgia; K.C. Das, Univ. of Georgia; Christoph Steiner, Univ. of Georgia; Baoshan Xing, Univ. of Massachusetts
1:15 PM
Impact of Biochar Amendments On the Quality of a Typical Midwestern Agricultural Soil.
David Laird, USDA-ARS; Pierce Fleming, USDA-ARS; Dedrick Davis, Iowa State Univ.; Baiqun Wang, Northwest A&F Univ.; Robert Horton, Iowa State Univ.; Douglas Karlen, USDA-ARS
1:30 PM
1:45 PM
Biochar Effects On Carbon and Nitrogen Mineralization in a Loamy Sand Soil.
Keith R. Harris, Univ. of Georgia; Julia W. Gaskin, Univ. of Georgia; Harry H. Schomberg, USDA-ARS; Dwight Fisher, USDA-ARS; Christoph Steiner, Univ. of Georgia; K.C. Das, Univ. of Georgia
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
Use of Biochar From the Pyrolysis of Woody and Herbaceous Organic Matter as Soil Amendments.
Harold P. Collins, USDA-ARS-NPA-SPNRU; David Granatstein, Washington State Univ.; Manuel Garcia-Perez, Washington State Univ.; Jeffrey Smith, USDA-ARS
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
Earthworms Contribute to Increased Turnover in Biochar Amended Soils.
Sharon Weyers, USDA-ARS; Amanda M. Liesch, Univ. of Wisconsin, River Falls; Julia Gaskin, Univ. of Georgia; K Das, Univ. of Georgia
3:00 PM
Copper Adsorption by KOH Activated Pecan-Shell Biochar.
James A. Ippolito, USDA-ARS-NWISRL; Jeff M. Novak, ARS; M. Ahmedna, North Carolina A&T State Univ.
3:30 PM
3:45 PM