166 Biochar Effects On the Environment and Agricultural Productivity: I

Oral Session
A05 Environmental Quality

Biochar has potential to improve soil quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, its use in agriculture and forestry will depend on the characteristics of the biochar, soils,production systems as well as economics. This session will provide current, cutting edge research related to biochar usage for improving soil quality (e.g. short/long-term carbon storage; fertility status), realized changes associated with soil greenhouse gas emissions, and its effect on agricultural and forest production.


Soil Chemistry, Soil & Water Management & Conservation, Soil Mineralogy, Soils & Environmental Quality
Tuesday, November 2, 2010: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Beacon Ballroom B, Third Floor

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James Ippolito , Julia Gaskin , Warren Busscher and David Laird
James Ippolito
10:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:05 AM
Cycling Biochar Affects Crop Production and Water Quality.
Ronnie Schnell, Texas A&M University; Sergio Capareda, Texas A&M University; Tony Provin, Texas A&M University; Clyde Munster, Texas A&M University; Derek Husmoen, Texas A&M University; Jatara Wise, Texas A&M University; Donald Vietor, Texas A&M University
10:20 AM
Biochar Effects On Ryegrass Growth, Nutrient Leaching and Greenhouse Gas Emission in Norwegian Soils.
Daniel P. Rasse, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research; Katrin Knoth de Zarruk, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research; Adam O'Toole, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research; Peter Dörsch, University of Life Sciences
10:35 AM
Environmental Effects of Biochars From Agricultural Wastes: Nutrient Leaching, Denitrification and Plant Growth.
Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University; David Guerena, Cornell University; Kelly Hanley, Cornell University; Charles Hyland, Cornell University; Akio Enders, Cornell University; Shelby Rajkovich, Cornell University
10:50 AM
Evaluation of Biochar Quality Utilizing Standard Germination Test.
Natalia Rogovska, Iowa State University; David Laird, USDA, ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; Richard Cruse, Iowa State University; Emily Heaton, Iowa State University
11:05 AM
Impact of Biochar Amendment on the Hydraulic and Nutrient Retention Properties of a Sandy Soil.
Kingsley Chinyere Uzoma, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University; Henintsoa Andry, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University; Mitsuhiro INOUE, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University; Eiji NISHIHARA, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, Japan
11:20 AM
Short-Term Effects of Biochar or Other Organic Amendments On Soil Water Retention.
Rodrick Lentz, USDA-ARS; James Ippolito, USDA-ARS Northwest Irrigation & Soils Research Lab
11:35 AM
Greenhouse Gas Emission and Groundwater Pollution Potentials of Soils Amended with Different Biochars.
Kyoung Ro, USDA-ARS; Jeffrey Novak, USDA-ARS; Keri Cantrell, USDA-ARS; Warren Busscher, USDA-ARS; Kurt A. Spokas, USDA-ARS; Nicole D. Berge, University of South Carolina
11:50 AM
Biochar for Nutrient Recapture From Dairy Wastewater: Phosphate Recovery.
Deoyani Sarkhot, University of California, Merced; Teamrat Ghezzehei, University of California-Merced; Asmeret Berhe, University of California-Merced
12:05 PM
Lunch Break
1:15 PM
Biochar Sorption of Phosphorus From Dairy Manure Lagoons.
Jason Streubel, Washington State University, IAREC; Harold Collins, USDA-ARS; David Granatstein, Washington State University; Chad Kruger, Washington State University
1:30 PM
Biochar Effects On Nitrogen Fertilizer in a Loamy Sand of the Southeastern United States.
Julia Gaskin, University of Georgia; Harry Schomberg, USDA-ARS; Keith Harris, University of Georgia; Jeffrey Novak, USDA-ARS; K. Das, University of Georgia; M. Ahmedna, North Carolina Agricultural & Technological State University; Isabel M. Lima, USDA-ARS-SRRC
1:45 PM
Biochar Affects An Eroded Calcareous Soil.
James Ippolito, USDA-ARS-Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory; Rodrick Lentz, USDA-ARS-Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory; Robert Dungan, USDA-ARS-Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory; Mary Stromberger, Colorado State University
2:00 PM
Effects On Soil Properties and Biomass by Biochar From Slow Pyrolysis, Fast Pyrolysis and Gasification.
Nils Borchard, University of Bonn; Jan Siemens, University of Bonn; Andreas Moeller, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources; Brenton M. Ladd, University of Melbourne; Wulf Amelung, University of Bonn; Jens Utermann, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
2:15 PM
Adsorption of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Phenanthrene by Biochars.
Ke Sun, University of Massachusetts; Kyoung Ro, USDA-ARS; Mingxin Guo, Delaware State University; Jeffrey Novak, USDA-ARS; Baoshan Xing, University of Massachusetts
2:45 PM
3:00 PM