This is a regional resource for biochar users and producers. Learn what biochar is, its benefits, how to make it and who is producing it. Read case studies describing benefits of using it. This resource provides guidance to farmers, gardeners, and other end-users on the potential benefits of biochars, including decision support tools to assist with soil amendments including Soil Data Explorer using data from NRCS, selecting a biochar type and amendment rate using the Biochar Selection Tool, and a Cost-benefit analysis tool. This site supports producers of biochar by sharing current scientific research on biochar as well as industry evaluation of biochar in the Pacific Northwest region.
Claire L. Phillips & Kristin M. Trippe, USDA Agricultural Research Service, in Corvallis, Oregon. Additional support provided by Sarah Light, the University of California and Adam Lindsley, the Department of Crop and Soil Science Oregon State University