How biochar can enhance water quality in manure application
By Bree Rody
New research from Texas A&M AgriLife and Tarleton State University could help solve a key issue in the manure application process: allowing fertilizer to stay on crops, where it belongs, instead of seeping into waterways.
Scientists from both parties will work together to develop and demonstrate a biochar-assisted phytoremediation system, enhancing the quality of water used during application. The biochar will be specially designed to remove phosphorous and ammonia from the manure, while also providing agronomic benefits to the soil and plants by releasing these nutrients slowly over the course of time. It does so by stabilizing the nutrients until pasture plants are ready to ingest and use them. | READ MORE