Biochar application
Biochar is applied to 16 acres of farmland in northeast Lincoln with a manure spreader during University of Nebraska–Lincoln research trials in April. (Photo courtesy IANR News)

Nebraska Researchers Conduct Largest Biochar Field Trial in the State

May 11, 2023
The experiment was designed specifically to probe the effect of biochar in combination with biosolids, which the research team hypothesizes may help maximize the benefits of both.

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High-C char residue after sugarbeet processing

Using High-Carbon Char as a Soil Amendment to Improve Soil Properties

February 13, 2018
Can a residue from sugarbeet processing in western Nebraska be used to increase soil carbon? Researchers share the first year of data examining the effects on soil carbon and soil physical properties from using high-C char.

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Grant Funding Available for Biochar Projects

January 12, 2018
The Great Plains Biochar Initiative, a partnership of the Nebraska Forest Service, the Kansas Forest Service, and private industry, recently announced grant funding opportunities for developing biochar usage in the region.

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