Waikato water quality workshops

Here is an opportunity to wave the biochar flag in the Waikato… http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Council/Policy-and-plans/Plans-under-development/Healthy-Rivers—Plan-for-Change/Events/Community-workshops-/ Note that we have missed the 1st two meetings but 3 more to go… Thu, 05Nov – Hamilton Tue, 10Nov – Otorohanga Wed, 11Nov – Reporoa Please … Continue reading

Biochar at BANZ – Hamilton, 17Nov

Dr. John McDonald-Wharry will be speaking on biochar at the next Bioenergy Association conference on the 17 November 2015 at Waikato University. http://www.bioenergy.org.nz/event/advances-biofuel-market-opportunities Biochar is well integrated into the Bioenergy Australian.  It is good to see some recognition and profiling … Continue reading

Mike Barton on N-capping

The following link has a 40min presentation from Mike Barton that is recommended viewing if you are interested in how nutrient capping may affect future agriculture activities in NZ. http://beeflambnz.com/news-events/News/2013/july/farming-with-nutrient-limits/ An important biochar related take from this presentation is how … Continue reading

NZSSS Conference opportunity

The NZ Society of Soil Science has advised that they would be interested in receiving participation from the biochar community in their next annual conference. Details here: http://www.nzsssconference.co.nz/ “The conference welcomes participants with all soil-related interests.  If there are a sufficient number 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

WRC Technical Support Group RFP

An opportunity here for to get biochar understanding into an expert panel.  This Waikato river quality program should be well funded and should include support for biochar nutrient management research. My June posts are probably connected with this new initiative… … Continue reading