The “Science of Biochar” section allows gardeners, students, environmentalists, and anyone else interested in the science of biochar to easily find the information they need. Whether you’re improving your personal garden or tackling the task of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Wakefield wants to make learning about biochar easy!
Soil remediation is the process of making contaminants non-bioavailable or removing contaminants such as pesticides, hydrocarbons, and heavy metals from soil. At Wakefield, we achieve soil remediation with our carbon-based biochars.
Horticultural charcoal is a great soil amendment that can also be referred to as biochar. Recent studies show that this ancient farming method still has the ability to improve crop production while also reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Composting with Biochar
Composting is a centuries old process used to increase the soil organic matter and get important nutrients to your plants. Use biochar in the composting process to reduced nitrogen loss, increased microbial activity, reduce odor and reduce the time needed for a mature compost product.
Carbon Sequestration with Biochar
The term “biochar” has only been around in scientific papers since the 1990s, but the benefits of using biochar have been known and used by native peoples living along the Amazon rive for centuries.