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

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

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

Use of biochar for the sustainable remediation of sheep dip sites

The following presentation was given by Sam Gregory at the 2013 WasteMINZ conference on 23 October 2013: “Application of biochar to a soil contaminated with organochlorines and arsenic (As) from a past agricultural practice known as sheep dipping was analysed … Continue reading

Lake Taupo Protection Trust (biochar project funding)

Another potential funding avenue for a biochar related project… “The purpose of the Lake Taupo Protection Trust Research Fund is to fund research projects that will help the trust reduce the manageable nitrogen entering Lake Taupo by a minimum of … Continue reading