I’ve attended one of the virtual HWEN road shows and today, a followup Q&A session. I managed to squeeze in two short biochar related Qs from my phone. Both Qs were answered by Dr Jacqueline Roweth:
1.) “Biochar can be easily measured. Why not this as soil carbon” (my followup to someone else’s Q on why HWEN was not supporting using soil carbon which JR answered verbally)
2.) “Why not allow a farm to baseline their soil carbon to best science practice and then monitor to an agreed standard. Individual farm option“
Note the reference to NZAGRC in each of the replies and my previous post on the new NZAGRC 2021 report. So, the big Q for me is: can the biochar community & BNNZ address these foreseen issues with biochar and soil carbon?