Biochar captures N & P in dairy wastewater

Biochar can be used to capture essential nutrients from dairy wastewater and improve soil physico-chemical properties Abstract. “Recently, the potential for biochar use to recapture excess nutrients from dairy wastewater has been a focus of a growing number of studies. … 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

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

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

Overseer and biochar

How will the application of biochar in NZ soils affect nutrient flows in farming and agriculture systems? How would these changes affect the assumptions used in Overseer? Maybe after further research in NZ on nutrient retention and the environment benefits … Continue reading