Emerging technologies were featured on the second day of the 2018 Ag Biotech Summit focused on soil health.

Cool Planet, a Colorado-based company, makes an engineered biocarbon product with significant advantages over raw biochar when trying to add carbon to enhance soil.

The Cool Planet engineered biocarbon product creates an environment for microbial growth, builds lasting soil structure, increases nutrient retention in the root zone, and improves the environment by sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, said Vodrazka.

Statera, LLC is an eight-month old startup company funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Risk assessors can then better understand and predict exposure rates and develop more accurate human health risk assessments.

The company has sold the devices to the EPA, Health Canada, and other clients.

Scientists, executives and farmers at the 2018 AgBiotech Summit focused the opening day programs on soil health agreed on its importance to plant, animal and human health.