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Biochar plus - 3kg Bag
Biochar plus

Price:8.13 (10.00 inc VAT)

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Product Code: 1407

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There is evidence of the benefits of Biochar from across the globe and has been used in agriculture since 1697 called 'fire manure'. A history of Irish Farming, 1750-1950 where the process of 'Pairing and Burning' was done to enrich soils. More recently, interest in Biochar has been renewed following the discovery by Scientists of 'Terra Preta' soils in the Amazon basin. These soils were found to contain large quanities of charcoal and importantly, they produced crops which had far greater yields than neighboring soils without charcoal. Before the advent of Peat based composts, Biochar was regularly used in traditional composts by commercial growers.
It is prepared from selecting wood from managed areas where the poorer trees are cut to allow better quality trees to grow on. All overseen by the Irish Forest Service. This is sustainable and made in ireland.
Benefits: Increases the CEC and buffering capacity. Increases microbial and fungal activity and earthworm numbers. Reduces soil acidity and leaching of valuable nutrients such as phosphorus.
Unlike composts, Biochar stores carbon for hundreds of years in the soil.
  • • Increasing the CEC capacity
  • • Increasing the buffering capacity
  • • Increasing microbial and fungal activity
  • • Increasing earthworm numbers following agitation
  • • Acting as a soil buffer
  • • Reducing soil acidity which decreases liming needs
  • • Reducing leaching of valuable nutrients such as phosphorus.
  • • Long lasting, unlike farmyard manure.
  • • Unlike composts that release the carbon in a few years, the carbon in Biochar is stored for hundreds of years in soils. Thus saving money in the long term.

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