Resource group to test biochar on soil productivity;

ENTERPRISE — Funding from the federal farm bill is being put to innovative use in Wallowa County, allowing a local group to continue experimenting with biochar as a soil amendment.

A portion of nearly $6.5 million dollars of federal and private money earmarked for on-farm improvements and conservation easements will provide funding for Wallowa Resources, a local natural resource group, to take their trials from the land to the field. The group hopes to determine how much and how often adding charcoal to Wallowa Valley and Zumwalt Prairie soil will boost the its health and productivity.

The trials are part of the modernization of irrigati….

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