Biochar in the dairy system

Strategic positioning down on the dairy farm https://keithwoodford.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/strategic-positioning-down-on-the-dairy-farm/ Prof. Keith Woodford has posed pertinent questions here about NZ dairying and Don Graves has provided provided some insight into the biochar possibilities that remain unexplored in NZ. We are hoping to change … Continue reading

GeoTherapy – Chapter 15

Professors’ TR (Reg) Preston and Ron Leng are leading lights on biochar animal feeding and many other areas of biochar research. IBI biblio searches on ‘Preston’ (22 results) and ‘Leng’ (6 results) are revealing. They were principle authors on well … 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

Royal Society – freshwater quality

The demise of New Zealand’s freshwaters: politics and science “Dr Mike Joy gives the 2014 Charles Fleming Lecture for the Royal Society of New Zealand as the 2013 recipient of the Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement” The demise of … Continue reading

Biochar as feed supplement

Opinion: Where is agriculture’s place in a low-carbon economy? One important focus area for biochar in NZ is water quality butting up against intensive dairy. Maybe this could be addressed in the future with more research on riparian margin biochar … Continue reading

Keeping it Pure

Last night, Prime TV aired the third episode of ‘Keeping it Pure’ which was focused on water… “Most of New Zealand’s monitored waterways are polluted, but how has this happened and is it possible to turn things around?” I think … Continue reading

Having Your Carbon & Eating it Too – October 13-16 at UMass Amherst

Erich Knight provides some great marketing for the upcoming USA biochar conference: “This article omits the concomitant benefits of biochars for soil Carbon sequestration, building soil biodiversity & nitrogen efficiency, in situ remediation of toxic agents, and how modern thermal … Continue reading