Biochar Application Rate
For general application, mix biochar into your soil up to 10% in volume. For example, a 1 cubic foot is perfect for a 8′ x 4′ garden. You can also top-dress your lawn or field with biochar at a rate of 1 cubic foot per 375 sq/ft.
For bulk application, a single acre of land can support up to 24 super sacks of biochar to reach 10% by volume for the top 4″ – 6″. However, with precision application along the seed row of your crop, the top required volume can be reduced to two super sacks (4 cubic yards) of biochar. For this reduced amount apply the biochar along a 6″ to 10″ wide path in the seed row.
More Benefits from using Wakefield Premium Biochar
- SOIL HEALTH — biochar improves the ability of the soil to retain water, nutrients including nitrogen, and allows for a healthier ecosystem for micro-organisms and good bacteria.
- SOIL REMEDIATION — biochar can also filter impure materials from moving through water runoff and into streams, lakes, and other systems that may impact the public water supply. See our article “Soil Remediation,” for more information.
- ODOR FILTERING — biochar can absorb gases including those released from animal manure. So, it can reduce the odor generated by swine and poultry farms. In addition, biochar that has been used for filtration can be returned to the soil full of nitrogen to benefit crop production.
- CARBON SEQUESTRATION — the process that is specifically used to manufacture biochar for soil health is a carbon-negative system. This creates the added benefit of reducing the amount of CO2 that otherwise might have been released into the atmosphere. See our “Carbon Sequestration” article for more information.