Researching Biochar

As Biochar grows in popularity, farmers and gardeners are searching for more information on the products. Products made from heated agricultural waste or biomass are used for everything from reducing atmospheric carbon to feeding farm animals. While researching, a person may run across a vast number of resources to review. Here are four ways to find informative and current information about Biochar.  


Since it’s been around for centuries, there’s an expansive amount of information to review. Some researchers trace its use back thousands of years to farming in the Amazon forest. Therefore, the library is a good resource for books about Biochar, its origins, and how it is manufactured.  


Search engines provide a wealth of resources with information about Biochar. From feeding farm animals to in-depth historical analysis, internet resources are full of scientific explanations about the residue’s efficiency in improving soil quality, animal feeding, and reducing carbon emissions. If scientific articles are not easy to understand, blogs are available to help researchers understand the science behind Biochar. Bloggers explain the products’ origins, impacts, and production processes in easy-to-understand language.  


Researchers and scientists have conducted numerous studies about Biochar. From changes in soil’s pH balance to its water-retaining capacity, studies about the amendment are coming up roses. The benefits of adding Biochar to farming and agricultural regimes are expansive. Some studies indicate a 10 percent increase in crop yield for farmers who use the products. For specific data and analysis, scientific studies are valuable resources.  


A growing number of manufacturers are producing Biochar to meet the increasing demand. Manufacturers’ websites explain the products that are available for sale, how to use them, and the production process. You may even call a manufacturer to ask questions. Sales teams are well versed in the attributes and effectiveness of available products.