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Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Looks at Effects of Biochar on Natural Ecosystems

November 30, 2012 |

News Release — AMES, Iowa — As optimism grows about the benefits of applying biochar to farmland, researchers have turned their attention to a neglected topic: how biochar affects natural ecosystems.

The project, started in 2011 with a competitive grant from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, is led by Stan Harpole and Lori Biederman, Iowa State University Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology. Read More

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Reports on Four Completed Projects

April 18, 2012 |

News Release – AMES, Iowa – The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture website is featuring results from four recently completed projects. The Center provides support for research, education, and demonstration projects to help Iowa farmers at all levels with production and marketing issues. Read More