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

Combining Biochar and Organic Amendments

Combining biochar and organic amendments; Claudia Kammann, Bruno Glaser and Hans-Peter Schmidt Published as Chapter 6 in: Simon Shackley, Greet Ruysschaert, Kor Zwar and Bruno Glaser (editors): Biochar in European Soils, Routledge, London, 2016, pp. 136-164 see: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301295876_Combining_Biochar_and_Organic_Amendments This chapter summarizes … 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

Biochar compost research from Europe

Biochar amendment before or after composting affects compost quality and N losses, but not P plant uptake Highlights •Effects were different when biochar was added before or after composting. •Biochar added in the feedstock mixture ameliorates the composting process. •Adding … Continue reading