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2017 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Biochar Community Meeting (Tampa, Florida)

In 2017, the Biochar: Agronomic and Environmental Community will continue to facilitate scientific data exchange, spur collaborations and provide a forum to share and extend the impact of biochar by coordinating multi-location research efforts among its current and future members. October 22-25, 2017 is the "Save the Date" for the 2017 annual meeting of the Tri-Societies – Agronomy Society of America -- Crop Science Society -- Soil Science Society of America (ASA-CSSA-SSSA) in Tampa, Florida, as well as the annual "show me the science" gathering of the ASA Biochar Community members.
Planning for the 2017 International meeting of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA, so as the Biochar community is already in full gear ( The Biochar community will host one symposium, two oral sessions and a poster session. As a part of the poster session, the Biochar: Agronomic and Environmental Uses community will sponsor a Graduate Poster Competition. All graduate students working with biochar are encouraged to participate. Interested graduate students should submit abstracts online through the normal abstract submission process and mark that they wish to enter into the graduate student competition. Posters will be judged based on the quality of the poster presentation, originality and importance of the research, interpretation of experimental results, and how well the presenter communicates his or her findings to the judges. The top three posters will be announced at the community planning and business meeting following the symposium session. Winners are expected to be present at the meeting to receive their monetary award and certificate.
The 2017 Biochar Community-sponsored sessions are as follows:
  1. Symposium Session : “Growing Relationships: Biochar Connections to Global Sustainability of Soil, Food, Energy and Environment”;
  2. Topical Oral Session #1: “Amending degraded soils with biochar to promote revitalization: The chemistry, physics and biology of biochar mediated soil revitalization”;
  3. Topical Oral Session #2: “Biochar Production and Technology: Global Advancement, Risks and Success”; and
  4. Poster Session: “Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Production, Novel and Real World Uses of Biochars (Part 2)” – (including graduate students’ competition).
For volunteer abstract submissions, authors may submit their abstracts by internet only (ASA Environmental Quality Section; Biochar Community; on or before May 23, 2017.
Speakers and presenters will automatically receive an email confirmation of the submission.
Event Date: 
Sun, 10/22/2017 (All day) - Wed, 10/25/2017 (All day)