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

Hans-Peter in Nepal

Stunning results and always good science coming from Hans-Peter’s work. It may not represent NZ industrial agriculture but there is a lot to learn from this short video. http://sea-biochar.blogspot.my/2015/10/farm-scale-biochar-production-biochar.html Hans-Peter summarizes his recent work in Nepal which covers simple biochar … Continue reading

Auckland Biochar Gathering

Ngataringa Organic Garden Biochar Gathering Sunday 16 November, 3pm 27 Lake Road, Devonport, Auckland Cam Smith and the ABE team invite you to see biochar production and application to develop the use of biochar in the Auckland region. Socialise and exchange notes with other … Continue reading

SANTFA broad acre research on biochar

Thanks to Barry Batchelor for identifying this story on research under way by the South Australia No-Till Farmers Association. Note the much lower application rates that may better reflect the economics of biochar utilisation in broad acre applications. http://www.theland.com.au/news/agriculture/cropping/general-news/biochar-creates-options/2663817.aspx?storypage=0 … Continue reading

BlueLeaf Preliminary 2013 Biochar Field Trial Results – Small Fruit

Barry Husk from www.blue-leaf.ca has posted to the biochar discussion groups as follows… “Just a quick note to give some preliminary results, 1st harvests, from our 2013 biochar field trials on small fruit: Blueberries Patriot Highbush variety 5 replicate plots … Continue reading

Introducing Myself

It’s great to see this website coming together. I welcome the communication with biochar enthusiasts world-wide, and especially the opportunity to connect with the research and practical activity taking place in NZ. I first learned about biochar from Albert Bates … Continue reading