Benefits of Biochar - Part Two
On Friday we reported on the water, nutrient and carbon retention properties of biochar. But what type of farm and what type of crops could this soil amendment be right for? International Biochar Initiative Executive Director Wendy Lu Maxwell-Barton says the product can be helpful in a wide variety of crops and geographies.
Maxwell-Barton… “I really want to highlight how well biochar plays with other agricultural practices like composting and a lot of different regenerative agricultural practices in particular. So I think it's something that any farmer that is interested in improving their soil, reducing their dependence on, petroleum and chemical based soil amendments and also potentially opening up a new revenue stream through carbon removal credits should really take a look at Biochar as one of the solutions for them.”
A recent study found that biochar can remove up to 6% of global emissions, with the greatest tonnage potential rests with the top agricultural-producing nations, including China, the United States, Brazil, and India. Learn more at www.biochar-international.org.