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

Waikato water quality workshops

Here is an opportunity to wave the biochar flag in the Waikato… http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Council/Policy-and-plans/Plans-under-development/Healthy-Rivers—Plan-for-Change/Events/Community-workshops-/ Note that we have missed the 1st two meetings but 3 more to go… Thu, 05Nov – Hamilton Tue, 10Nov – Otorohanga Wed, 11Nov – Reporoa Please … 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

Thomas Rippel and his world of sh*t

After the previous video from Glenn, this positive biochar story is light relief. It highlights some great opportunities for NZ dairy farms to move toward sustainable farming practices. We’ve seen previously that standoff pads and herd homes are becoming important … Continue reading

Rotorua lakes symposium

I’ve sent an inquiry to the biochar list regarding using lake weed as a biomass source for biochar production and nutrient management. Will keep you posted on feedback. From the Royal Society newsletter… Lakes Symposium, 12-13 March, Rotorua “LakesWater Quality … Continue reading