Methane & biochar

Interest in methane is bubbling up all over the pace right now… New research explores how wetlands and agriculture could be causing a global rise in methane And MPI have just released an RFP for more animal methane studies. NZ$350K … Continue reading

NZ scientific ‘roadmap’

Govt lays out scientific ‘roadmap’ The roadmap is discussed at the RNZ website, linked above. I’ve searched the document for reference to biochar… zero results but no surprise there. I then searched on ‘soil’. There is some mention or hint … Continue reading

Research proposal to retain soluble Nitrogen in pasture soils

RESEARCH PROPOSAL TO RETAIN NITROGEN IN PASTURE SOILS – Use of No-tillage to apply biochar into pasture root zones New Zealanders are waking up …  to the environmental costs & unintended consequences of intensive dairy farming practices, in particular intensively managed … Continue reading

Biochar & urban trees

Another great article from the team at the Biochar Journal… Planting Urban Trees with Biochar by Bjorn Embrén “Urban trees face various challenges which frequently lead to high tree mortality, shorter lifespans and increased maintenance cost. To improve tree health … Continue reading

Biochar captures N & P in dairy wastewater

Biochar can be used to capture essential nutrients from dairy wastewater and improve soil physico-chemical properties Abstract. “Recently, the potential for biochar use to recapture excess nutrients from dairy wastewater has been a focus of a growing number of studies. … Continue reading