Zespri have been kindly supporting our efforts to educate and inform the kiwifruit industry on opportunities related to biochar production and application.
They have published a short article in their latest industry magazine (linked from their banner, above).
Zespri have recently provided some support to research related to biochar through a Waikato University internship but they are not endorsing the use of biochar products.
The nascent biochar industry needs to work with agriculture industries in NZ to validate claims and ensure safe application of new products. Hopefully, the research community will also become more active and interested but this may only come from more funding.