Winter arrived early this year in Finland, painting our landscape with a picturesque layer of snow and plunging temperatures. Over the past months, our dedicated team has been immersed in laboratory research, delving into the impact of variously activated biochars on barley yield formation, earthworms, greenhouse gas emissions, and, most recently, nutrient uptake of crops.
Amid active data collection, we're diligently engaged in the ongoing tasks of data analysis and reporting, covering a broad spectrum of topics in sustainable agriculture. From recycling industrial sidestreams as fertilizers (with a keen eye on their long-term effects on soil fungal communities) to crafting best practices for cultivating cranberries sustainably, our pursuits are diverse and impactful.
The Winter Meetings of the AgriChar research group in December provided a valuable opportunity to reconnect and discuss the progress of our various projects. A heartfelt thank you to all AgriChar members and partners for making 2023 an amazing year. As we pause for the winter holidays, let's recharge our spirits and gear up to enter 2024 with steadfast enthusiasm! Special thanks to Camille Michel from UniLaSalle who returned back to France today!