Biochar

Use in the Fields

Biochar enhances soils. When added to soils, biochar’s impressive capacity to retain nutrients can reduce fertilizer requirements while increasing crop yields. It can also be used for commercial potting soils. Research is now confirming benefits that include:
• Reduced leaching of nitrogen into ground water
• Possible reduced emissions of nitrous oxide
• Increased cation-exchange capacity
• Moderating of soil acidity
• Increased water retention
• Increased number of beneficial soil microbes
Biochar can improve almost any soil. Areas with low rainfall or nutrient-poor soils will benefit the most.

International Biochar Initiative