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STUDY:Biochar alters water flow to improve sand and clay soil

Jan 31st, 2015 by YREA | Comments Off

Research shines light on soil additive’s seemingly contradictory benefits Jade Boyd – September 24, 2014 Rice University News & Media As more gardeners and farmers add ground charcoal, or biochar, to soil to both boost crop yields and counter global climate change, a new study by researchers at Rice University and Colorado College could help [...]

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Biochar can reduce tree stress from transplanting and drought, Bartlett trials find

Jan 18th, 2015 by YREA | Comments Off

15 January 2015, by Gavin McEwan, Horticulture Week Biochar, a charcoal-like substance created by pyrolysis of green waste, has potential to protect trees against stress, according to trials by Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory, part of Reading University. They found that young horse chestnut trees replanted in poor clay soil showed higher leaf chlorophyll content and [...]

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Sep 22nd, 2014 by YREA | Comments Off

By Ethan Nelson – Minnesota Daily September 09, 2014 University researchers are using a traditional charcoal-like substance to boost plant growth. For centuries, the indigenous communities of the Americas cut down and burned vegetation, using the remains to fertilize the soil underneath. Now, in locations around the Twin Cities, city leaders are working with a local [...]

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Biochar and soil carbon sinks encourage ‘soil-first’ farming

Oct 28th, 2013 by YREA | Comments Off

DON GRAVES Where is the best place to store carbon? Is it in the air, oceans, trees or soils? Where is the most effective place to store water for crops? Is it in man-made irrigation dams or where it falls, in soils? Despite environmental restrictions on urban fire emissions from domestic fires, many orchardists regularly [...]

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Biochar in Soils Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Oct 10th, 2013 by YREA | Comments Off

Once again, research has shown that biochar can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by changing the activiy of the microorganisms in the soil. For a full report please see:   http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/green/newsid=32610.php

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Research project to test viability of biochar

Jul 12th, 2013 by YREA | Comments Off

Published on: 7/5/2013 11:42:38 AM By: Northern Ontario Business staff Collège Boréal and EACOM Timber Corp.’s Nairn Centre sawmill are collaborating on the school’s first applied research project on the analysis and use of wooden ash produced by the forest industry as charcoal for agricultural use (biochar). The ashes from the biomass combustion, a source [...]

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Biochar Carbon Protocol Development

Jun 26th, 2013 by YREA | Comments Off

http://www.mitacs.ca/r/32281 Program: Accelerate University: University of British Columbia Discipline: Forestry Partner: Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserves LTD Sector: Environmental industry Intern: Kahlil Baker Faculty Supervisor: Dr Gary Bull Biochar is charcoal that is used as a soil amendment to increase plant productivity and as a means of keeping carbon out of the atmosphere. Although a [...]

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May 30th, 2010 by YREA | Comments Off

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