18 February 2014 6:00pm
Biocher the ultimate fertilizer.
When I watch a few video about Biochar on you tube it like I was hit by a bomb of wisdom because if that is really the case. Experiment and research need to be done to see that Biochar would be the ultimate fertilizer and explain why sometime a bushfire can good thing for native. Because when the forest get burned down it return nutrients back into the soil and creates a new biodiversity when the new forest starts to grow. When can say that natures has a way with life. Charcoal is a porous black solid, consisting of an amorphous form of carbon, obtained as a residue when wood, bone, or other organic matter is heated in the absence of oxygen.
Charcoal have many uses including filtering water and been used that way for thousands of years. In the Amazon Rainforest and the Terra preta soils are of pre-Columbian nature and were created by humans between 450 BC and AD 950. Terra Preta which means “black earth” in Portuguese. The soil’s depth can reach 2 meters (6.6 ft). Thousands of years after its creation it has been reported to regenerate itself at the rate of 1 centimetre (0.39 in) per year by the local farmers and caboclos in Brazil’s Amazonian basin, who seek it for use and for sale as valuable compost. When the soil with Charcoal; the charcoal will retain water and nutrients until they’re needed for the plant to uptake. Even when the area had a lot of rain the Charcoal in the soil retains the water.