Master Gardeners Discovery Garden
River Forks Park
Roseburg, OR 97471
Saturday, October 17, 2015 is our next Biochar Expo. It is at the Master Gardeners Discovery Garden near River Forks Park west of Roseburg.
We’ll start mid-morning with updates about a range of activities: garden tests, the Duchess Sanctuary test; grant application results, results at Formosa Mine using biochar to help establish grasses on mine tailings, emerging markets for biochar. In the afternoon, we’ll demonstrate small-scale pyrolysis devices; some might be up-scaled for farm and forest use.
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Livestock and Poultry Environmental (LPE) Learning Center Educational Webcast Series
Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar
July 17, 2015
2:30 pm (eastern), 1:30 pm (central), 12:30 pm (mountain), 11:30 am (pacific)
With Kurt Spokas, Mike McGolden and Jason Struebel
Biochar is a charcoal-like material generated during the pyrolysis of biomass. The high carbon (C) content of biochar and its recalcitrant nature has led to much interest in using biochar to sequester C from the atmosphere by incorporating it into soils. Additional benefits to incorporating biochar into soils include reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases; improving soil physical and chemical properties; increased water retention; increased crop yields; and increased soil retention of nutrients, heavy metals, pesticides, and microbial pathogens. In this 2-part webcast, we will provide a general overview of the history of biochar use, how biochar is produced, and give examples of how biochar is being used for agronomic and environmental purposes. An application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) has been submitted.
How Do I Participate?
On the day of the webcast, go to www.extension.org/58813 to download the speaker’s power point presentations and connect to the virtual meeting room. First time viewers should also follow the steps at: www.extension.org/8924.
Utah State Extension is offering a free webinar:
Biochar and Applications for Restoration in the Uinta Basin, Utah
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time: 12 PM (MT)
Speakers: Chris Peltz (Research Services LLC) and Darren McAvoy (USU Forestry Extension Associate)
Check back for details soon!
* No registration required for this FREE Webinar!
This webinar may be good for 1 CEU from the International Society of Arboriculture or the Society of American Foresters.
Biochar is big in Oregon. There are many biochar projects at all levels, from university research to startup companies to backyard biochar. We will do our best to report on biochar news in Oregon and nearby areas, alert you to educational opportunities and highlight great projects. Please follow us and join our Facebook group as well: Oregon Biochar Facebook Group