NCDA&CS grant supports Appalachian research of biochar to increase crop yields at local farm

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:40am

BOONE, N.C. — Thanks to a $98,599 grant from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), a team of professors in Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, along with Hei-Young Kim, research assistant in the Appalachian Energy Center (AEC), will study the effects of biochar combined with anaerobic digestion (BCAD) on crop growth at Heritage Homestead Farm in Crumpler. The grant will be administered by the AEC.