Bio-char

Biochar

Biochar is charcoal used as a soil amendment for both carbon sequestration and soil health benefits. Biochar is a stable solid, rich in carbon, and can endure in soil for thousands of years

 

“An Intelligent Farmers feed the soil”

Importance of Biochar

Biochar will increase soil fertility of acidic soils (low pH soils), increase agricultural productivity, and provide protection against some foliar and soil-borne diseases.

An ideal tropical rain forest top soil has one feet of organic carbon layer (BIO CARBON) on it which makes airflow inside easier as carbon cannot bind well together.(this enhances natural Nitration fixation and aeration of the soil).

Soil microbes gives lot of its metabolites to the top soil which is nutrition for plants and they live mostly in the carbon layer(one teaspoon of good top soil must ideally have 1 million microbes)

“The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself -Franklin D.Roosevelt”

Importance of Bio Char

The junction between the carbon layer and the mineral  layer is the rhizosphere where a vastly-spread  root-fungal network exists.  This junction is the   interaction between the mineral soil and carbon layer where the roots of trees suck the nutrition in mineral form and convert into life form for the consumption of mammals ,birds and insects.

but these days most farmlands have leached out the top soil and only the mineral soil lies  on the  top. now since the microbes and their metabolites do not  exist is the farmlands ,a lot of  Chemical  fertilizer  nutrition from synthetic sources is being used.

Biochar is very porous  which acts a housing for soil microbes and also it is very beneficial for chemical farmers as well because it could prevent leaching of the fertilizers and thus decrease the input-need  by increasing the nutrient-availability.

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