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Biochar How To

In the Field

 What are thebestways to use In the field? Here are some tips that may you may find useful. Get Started

In the Garden

In the Garden In the Garden… Healthy, productive soils yield nutritious food in abundance. We can help you with that. Get Started

In the Nursery

 In the Nursery Biochar is lightweight, porous, holds water and nutrients, and green plants look great against black. As a potting media component for nurseries it is an absolutely perfect fit. Get Started

In Composting

 biochar-compostIn composting… Biochar can improve the composting process, allowing for faster maturing and reduced loss of nutrients. Get Started

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Biochar for Agriculture

 pacific-biochar-21Biochar is not a new material. It exists in soils naturally and has been used in land management and food production for millennia. Learn More

Biochar forWaste Management

 Biochar Waste ManagementSterilized, reduced in size and weight and upgraded to a longer lasting (and more valuable) form of carbon. Biochar production and products offer effective waste management tools. Learn More

Biochar for Energy Production

 pacific-biochar-Biochar production involves the partial burning of plant material. This process releases energy that can be captured and used. Learn More

Biochar to Mitigate Climate Change

 There is a carbon imbalance. Biochar, when adopted on a large scale, will help correct the carbon imbalance. Many other environmental benefits are gained as well. Learn More

In the Garden

In the Garden In the Garden… Healthy, productive soils yield nutritious food in abundance. We can help you with that. Get Started

In the Nursery

 In the Nursery Biochar is lightweight, porous, holds water and nutrients, and green plants look great against black. As a potting media component for nurseries it is an absolutely perfect fit. Get Started

Agricultural Benefits of Biochar

AGRICULTURAL BENEFITS OF BIOCHAR

Pyrogenic organic matter, aka biocharBiochar is simply defined as a biomass charcoal when used or found in soil. For as long as fire and plant life have co-existed, pyrogenic organic matter (biochar) has played a role in the development and fertility of topsoil. Biochar is effective in retaining water and nutrients in the root zone where it is available to plants, increasing soil tilth, and supporting microbial communities

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In the Garden

In the Garden

biochar in a state of emergency _ from the gardenBest results can be achieved with a significant initial application followed with smaller incremental applications. 5% to 10% by volume in the top 6 inches of soil has been observed as a great initial application (equal to about 1/4″ – 1/2″ then tilled in). Then, in following seasons, include biochar in your composting piles, include it with your fertilizers, spread a thin layer just before you mulch, use it to soften soil when transplanting…

Biochar + Compost

Biochar + Compost

biochar compostBiochar can improve the compost process, and in turn the biochar is improved as well.  Amending early stage compost with biochar can result in reduced nutrient loss, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and other benefits.  During composting, biochar is improved with benefits such as added complexity to biochar surfaces resulting in increased functionality and nutrient loading.

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