The close out of the growing season has had some fruitful results for the IRSI biochar blends in Drayton Valley, Alberta. Michelle Bossert had positive results with the biochar blends that were produced, in part, from the Ulysses Slow Pyrolysis System working cooperatively with the Clean Energy Technology Centre. The best combination of ingredients was humiliate and biochar, which had a significant increase in the overall production of the plants. As the season closes out IRSI will sample and test the different soil mixtures to assess the characteristics of each blend and compare them to the plant production. This testing will inform future work by both IRSI and Michelle. Michelle will be planting with the same soils next year to measure the residual positive impact of biochar on marginal soils. IRSI is excited to continue their work next year with Michelle and further promote the value of organic soil amendments!