Guidelines on Practical Aspects of Biochar Application

to Field Soil in Various Soil Management Systems

This guide provides an overview of current biochar knowledge pertinent to its application to soil, and gives ideas for using biochar in a variety of soil management systems. Very little data is currently available on practical aspects of working with biochar, including labor requirements, economic feasibility and efficacy. This guide summarizes what is known so far and is intended as a practical guide for farmers and others engaged in biochar field trials.

Julie Major, PhD, Micah Woods, Kelby Fite, Dan Pote, Christine Ziegler, Tracy Miedema, Annette Cowie, Philip Small, Alfred Gathorne-Hardy, Erich Knight

International Biochar Initiative