New Oz research on biochar-N cycling

Biochar-induced concomitant decrease in ammonia volatilization and increase in nitrogen use efficiency by wheat Abstract Ammonia (NH3) volatilization is a major nitrogen (N) loss from the soil, especially under tropical conditions, NH3 volatilization results in low N use efficiency by … Continue reading

Biochar Event – next Sunday, 3 May

An informal event to share experience and knowledge on making and using biochar. Share experiences and ideas with other biochar makers Learn ways to make biochar for home garden, farm or greenhouse Compare different biochar machines Practical Demonstrations No experience … 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

New paper on biochar nutrient & pollution management

Biochar suppresses N2O emissions while maintaining N availability in a sandy loam soil Sean D.C. Casea, b, Niall P. McNamaraa, David S. Reayb, Andy W. Stotta, Helen K. Granta, Jeanette Whitakera, , a Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg, LA1 … Continue reading

Biochar Journal – new articles

Since my first post on the Biochar Journal, highlighting Kathleen Draper’s Biochar Paper article, there have been 3 new articles… all great reading, How Biochar Works in Soil by Kelpie Wilson Hypotheses of biochar’s role in the development of fertile … Continue reading