West Virginia University is studying poultry biochar as a part of the ERC Chesapeake Bay Restoration Effort

Erin Rasmussen

West Virginia University is doing a study, using Fry Poultry Farm's Poultry litter Biochar, to improve nutrient and sediment retention as a part of their Chesapeake Bay (Cacopon River) watershed improvement project.

The West Virginia University Environmental Research Center is evaluating the use of biochar to boost reforestation efforts on reclaimed mined lands; to increase pasture and crop productivity; and as a soil amendment for golf courses and other intensive turf management applications.

They have more about the project on their web site:
http://erc.davis.wvu.edu/projects/research_projects/poultry_biochar