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Biochar – the potential benefits
November 16th 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Biochar is a form of charcoal intended for use in soils. It’s initial value is that it is a means to store carbon in the soil, where it may be useful, and out of the air – where it is harmful. From a soil benefit point of view, the claim is that it can alter the physical, chemical and biological nature of soil such that it returns significantly higher yields when applied with other amendments – but is this true? Donna Udall will take you through the benefits of biochar and how it can alter the physical, chemical and biological nature of your soil and crop system to sometimes provide some benefits in terms of yield. We also take a look at the outcomes of some trials to find out where it did work – and where it didn’t.