BIOCHAR is a high carbon product produced through the process of thermal gasification (thermal decomposition of biomass by preventing combustion).
Soil depletion occurs when the components which contribute to soil fertility are removed and not replaced. Soil fertility is improved when the carbon content of the soil increases.
Increased benefits when applying BIOCHAR:
- Retention of water and soluble nutrients (reduced leaching)
- Increased cation exchange capacity in soils
- Perfect habitat for increasing beneficial micro-organisms
- Permanently sequester carbon in soils
- Reduce soil acidity
- Reduce soil emissions of greenhouse gasses
- Improvement of soil water quality
- Recycling of agrochemicals in soils
- Broadacre spreading according to soil analysis of carbon content of soil.
- Split applications over years.
- Planting hole: Add 5% Biochar of the soil volume to be placed in hole.
- Planters/Pots: Add 5% Biochar to planting mix.
- Add Biochar to compost heap
- Garden Beds: 100g per square meter, work into soil.
Carbon > 80%, Moisture < 5%
Source: Alien vegetation manufactured by Senfore, Stanford.