Congratulation to our Minnesota Extension Master Gardener / Citizen Scientists for their "Search for Excellence in Consumer or Commercial Horticulture-Minnesota" award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents!
Preliminary results show biochar had some beneficial effect on certain crop performance in poor (low nutrient) soils, and informally, volunteers observed biochar-amended soils were less compacted.
You can learn more about the work of our Master Gardener/Citizen Scientists at:
- University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Biochar Research Summary (4:15 video) https://vimeo.com/album/3825290/video/111655127
- Extension Master Gardener's CenUSA Biochar Demonstration Gardens: Is biochar a good soil amendment for home gardens? (2014 ) https://cenusa.iastate.edu/files/2014_cenusa_master_gardener_final_report_.pdf