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

Biochar’s potential in horticulture – new study

New study out of Canada… https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/story/study-highlights-biochars-potential-horticulture “Read the full study: https://www.soils.org/publications/vzj/articles/0/0/vzj2014.06.0074. The paper will be open access for 30 days from the date of this news story.” … 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

Biochar as a replacement for perlite in greenhouse soilless substrates

This is the title of a masters thesis by Jake Northup from Iowa State University that has been getting kudos from the international biochar community… “… Many biochar-based substrates produced plants with shoot dry mass greater than or equal to … 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