Organic grower chooses Biochar for his production Greenhouses.
Organic growers everywhere are waking up to the fact that you need more than just luck in agriculture to break even these days. One successful local organic grower, who uses high tech green houses to control just about every aspect of his produce has recently switched on to Biochar.
His needs were simple. “I just want to provide the best quality organic food to my customers”.
He was put onto Biocharproject.org by a good friend and local farming expert. Since we live in the same area it did not take me long to produce the 2 tonnes of needed biochar for this fabulous new project.
organic grower chooses biochar trials as part of production.
This is more than a trial this is a full blown make or break showdown for biochar. Not only has the farmer decided to trial biochar he has decided to grow his next seasons crops with it in both of his greenhouses.
So I have spent considerable time making sure that everything is going to yield far in excess of anything he has done before.
The number one thing I call for whenever I start a new project is a Total soils analysis and a soluble nutrients test both of which I get from AEL Labs in Lismore . Until this is completed you really have no idea what to do or where to start.
Biochar is the medium upon which all my agricultural alchemy relies. Without a home for the beneficial bacteria and fungi to live safely in you can not achieve the perfection of nutrient uptake that mother nature so exactingly needs.
Once I believe I am on the right track I send my recommendations further up the chain to have them expertly analyzed and on every occasion I learn something new without fail.
Hugh Lovel from Quantum Agriculture is by far the most holistic farmer the world has ever known and his knowledge of organic chemistry and biodynamics is legendary. So when creating the best really counts I take no chances.
Here are some photos of our biochar being hand tended inside one of the greenhouses.
This awesome do or die trial for biochar has just begun. Of course there will be tests and measures and once I get an update from yields for the season I will divulge exactly how I went about making it happen.
As always I get inspiration to write my projects up just as I finish quenching my biochar that I make from the Moxham Biochar unit. So for now its off to sleep.
Good Morning here is an update from last night’s post titled organic grower chooses biochar.
The size of the char was chosen as the organic grower wanted to cultivate with mechanical machines over several times a season. Also once he applies compost he will cultivate it again. So the char will be ground down over time and this simple selection saved a lot of dollars as apposed to the fine version being offered.
Charmaster Dolph Cooke
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