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By Ashley Eagle, Environmental Studies ; Olivia Marsh , Environmental Studies ; David Dixon, Environmental Studies ; Gabriel Ealy, Environmental Studies; Sarah Lewis, Environmental Studies
Advisor: Teri Jacobs
Presentation ID: 185
Abstract: Biochar is an organic charcoal used as a soil amendment in nutrient poor, degraded soils. The enhancement of soil structure, water retention capacity, nutrients, and subsequent plant growth is crucial to achieve food security. The MAPA biochar data indicates biochar does not influence crop yields in rural, temperate climate zones and therefor does not support the hypothesis that the crops planted within the plot containing biochar and compost will have the greatest amount of growth and yield.