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Speaker: Andrea Melnychenko
Biochar is gaining popularity across horticulture, agriculture and landscape industry segments. Learn about biochar, its history and production. Explore applications and case studies in nursery, landscape, and urban green sectors. This session will focus on how biochar products such as Cool Terra Organic can be used in soilless media to provide structure to container soils, promote improved rooting and improve microbial habitat. We will discuss the areas and use cases where biochar is an economically viable option for growers, as well as how it benefits plant growth and promotes water and nutrient retention in media. Scaling up, we will look at examples of use in large- and small-scale landscape installations, urban reforestation and stormwater management systems.