Carbek has partnered with Mosaic and the University of Florida to also research how biochar can revitalize soil.
Biochar can contribute to regenerative agriculture in several ways:
Improving soil health: Biochar helps to improve soil structure and fertility by increasing the soil's ability to retain water and nutrients. The highly porous structure of biochar acts as a "sponge" for water and nutrients, making them available to plants for a longer period of time. Biochar also helps to improve soil aeration and reduce compaction, which can help to improve root growth and overall plant health.
Increasing biodiversity: Biochar can help to increase biodiversity by providing a habitat for a wide range of microorganisms that are important for soil health. The high surface area of biochar provides a home for a diverse range of microorganisms, which can help to improve soil fertility and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.
Carbon sequestration: Biochar is a form of carbon sequestration that helps to store carbon in a stable form in the soil. This can help to mitigate climate change by removing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the soil.
Enhancing water retention: Biochar can help to improve water retention in the soil, making it available for the plants during dry periods. This can help to reduce the need for irrigation and make crops more resilient to drought.
Agroforestry integration: Biochar can be used in agroforestry systems, where trees and crops are grown together. This can help to improve soil health, increase biodiversity and sequester carbon.
In short, Biochar can contribute to regenerative agriculture by
improving soil health, increasing biodiversity, and sequestering carbon, while increasing water retention and crop resilience.