NZ links in China research

Insight into the effects of biochar on manure composting: Evidence supporting the relationship between N2O emission and denitrifying community(Article) aInstitute of Environmental Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, 866 Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou 310058, China bCallaghan Innovation Research Ltd, University of Canterbury, … 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 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

Must-see IBI webinar

2015-10-27 18.04 IBI Webinar Series with Dr. Stephen Joseph_ Making biochar commercially viable for horticulture and animal feed If you are looking into commercial biochar production or applications, then I think this latest webinar is well worth the investment in … 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