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

New book chapter on biochar in NZ

Research and Application of Biochar in New Zealand Marta Camps Arbestain , James R. Jones, Leo M. Condron and Timothy J. Clough – Author Affiliations New Zealand Biochar Research Centre, Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Private Bag 11222, Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand … 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

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

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