Thursday, 23 May 2019

Growing season 2019 started!

Last few weeks have been especially intensive for AgriChar research group, we have arranged fertilization and sowing for five field experiments and worked also with three other experiments. Our long-term field experiments with biochar added in 2010 and 2011 enter now already to tenth and ninth growing seasons, this week the sowing of barley and grass mixture was successfully completed! Next years we'll have different clover grasses and ryegrasses growing. Some rain would now be perfect!
Spring 2019, sowing biochar experiments

We have also conducted fertilization and sowing of our recycling fertilizers field experiments in HYKERRYS experiments in Haltiala, Vantaa and Knehtilä.
The first HYKERRYS project on recycling fertilizers is coming to end and starting from June 2019, we'll continue with HYKERRYS 2 with funding from the Ministry of Environment.

Last weeks have been intensive on the field with plot marking, fertilization and sowing and installation of equipment for greenhousegas measurements. Good job for all the HYKERRYS team, particularly coordinator Mari Unnbom and Jure Zrim! See more:

Furthermore, our results have been on show in different international conferences recently,

Subin Kalu was presenting in April at EGU2019 conference the highlights of our mechanistic study on how regular and Kon-Tiki nutrient loaded biochar affect nitrogen cycling.
And yesterday on 22 May, Mina Kiani presented the preliminary results from lysimeter and field experiments in AquaConSoil 2019 in Antwerp, Belgium. She explored the environmental impacts of lake sediment recycling as phosphorus-rich soil amendment. The method is promising but many new questions raised!

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