NZ scientific ‘roadmap’

Govt lays out scientific ‘roadmap’ The roadmap is discussed at the RNZ website, linked above. I’ve searched the document for reference to biochar… zero results but no surprise there. I then searched on ‘soil’. There is some mention or hint … Continue reading

Biochar & urban trees

Another great article from the team at the Biochar Journal… Planting Urban Trees with Biochar by Bjorn Embrén “Urban trees face various challenges which frequently lead to high tree mortality, shorter lifespans and increased maintenance cost. To improve tree health … Continue reading

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

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 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

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