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Biochar - Carbon Gold.

Special thanks to Amol Palshetkar for his support in bringing this article into this website.                S oil is a living thing! A teaspoon of healthy soil has more living organisms in it than all the people on the planet. Plants used living soil to stay healthy and strong relying on it to deliver water oxygen and nutrients to communicate and shared resources through networks of microbes in a natural environment. Soil quality is naturally brilliant so everything works as it should but in towns and cities golf courses, football pitches and even gardens and allotments the soil has become much lower quality than in woodlands. In some cases where fungicides and pesticides have been overused soil becomes barren much to the detriment of the grass, flowers, trees and crops we rely on but there's an easy solution to permanently improve soil quality in all environments. Biochar             B iochar is a very porous and high carbon form of charcoal that has three beneficial effe

Is soil a living organism?

Special thanks to Praveen Karri for his support in bringing this article into this website. Is soil a living organism? It is very obvious that healthy plants need healthy soil for healthy growth. To understand this concept, let us dig around why plants need the nutrient rich soil and how plants absorb them.  Effect of Fertilizers on plants & soil Soil needs to contain minerals and the life research shows that the widespread use of synthetic fertilizer leads to soils that no longer have the required biota for healthy plant growth. Fertilizer comes from a time when there was no understanding of the long-term effects of their usage on the soil. There was a belief that fertilizer was a miracle that doubled the harvests and growers were able to provide the required food for growing population. But unfortunately, now after years of using synthetic fertilizers the effects on soil quality are apparent, increasingly it is seen that fewer nutritional minerals remain in the soil resulting in

Dead Soil (Vs) Life in the Soil

Ever take a walk through a forest and then think back to your garden so why is one growing in the other not soil see in the forest soil. There are some very important yet practically invisible populations that make the organic ecosystem what it is Let’s take a moment to meet just two important ones first is bacteria they act like tiny food storage banks for your plants so tiny up to thousand can fit inside the period at the end of the sentence they are the Earth's primary de-composers of organic matter locking up nutrients close to the plants roots that might otherwise leach out when the bacteria die those nutrients are released to the plant A second key helper for plants is mycorrhiza this beneficial fungus lives symbiotically with the plants roots the roots give the carbon. The fungus needs to grow and the fungus transports water and nutrients beyond the reach of the roots there's a problem though as humans we have a bad habit of unintentionally destroying everything around u

Is poultry litter a good fertilizer or a good soil amendment?

 As poultry industry getting too much commercial and every person making business on it thinking to get great returns in less time with minimal loss. Hence some of them are going in a route which is harmful to environment. let us look is the poultry manure purchased from a commercial poultry farmer. This waste is possibly significant for land application as a natural compost due to its moderately high supplement content particularly nitrogen(ammonia), owing to characteristically elevated levels of protein and amino acids . Chicken litter is a aggregate of fowl feces, feathers, bedding substances and split feeds, medicines, and water and so forth.  Is also contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms which includes micro organism, fungi, viruses and parasitic protozoa, and helminthes; antibiotics and pathogenic microbes with antibiotic-resistant genes; heavy metals; increase and intercourse hormones together with estrogen, mainly 17 beta estradiol, and testosterone; and insecticides whic