This research project quantifies the effects of applying different soil amendments, including biochar (a specialized type of charcoal made from waste wood products in the absence of oxygen) and compost, on crop evapotranspiration, soil water potential, crop growth, and yield at eight locations throughout California. Project includes selection of fields, baseline conditions monitoring; application of biochar, compost, or biochar plus compost; growing season monitoring; preparation of summary reports; and, education and outreach events.
Sonoma Ecology Center
Water Management, Technical Assistance
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):