Hastings researcher studying the benefits of biochar for plant growth

If you’ve never heard of the term biochar, you’re probably not alone. But biochar could be a pretty recognizable word in the future, especially among those in the agriculture and environmental sectors.
It’s a relatively new concept used to describe charcoal that’s been produced by burning plant matter under zero oxygen conditions. And studies conducted by a local researcher are showing that biochar enhances soil fertility, reduces the need for fertilizers and can increase plant production for farmers and gardeners.
 

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