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Biochar?
« on: February 03, 2010, 09:08:06 pm »
Anybody making any? or selling it?

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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 09:15:26 pm »
What is it?
If it can't be nailed or glued then screw it

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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 09:49:06 pm »
I want some..... :)
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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 07:56:20 am »
apparently this isn't a hot topic. I will echo the "what is it" question.
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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 08:44:39 am »
Bio char is what is left after the old time farmers burnt there old corn stalks.
Ash really.
I put all my ashes from the wood stove in my garden with the goat poo.
I have tomatos that get 6' tall.
I have not heared any body selling it.

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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 08:58:38 am »
OK, thanks,  now I don't need any..... :D
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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 09:17:03 am »
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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 09:27:29 am »
After reading the article I don't think ashes would qualify, sounds like they don't want complete combustion, to lock up carbon. I have used ashes on the garden, works great. I have a neighbor that had a low spot filled in for garden, fill was mostly clay. He used his old garden for a couple of years. Took the wood ash from two houses and scattered on his fill, turned it in worked for a couple of years. He has a nice garden now, does not pack like clay.
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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010, 10:00:28 am »
You have to be careful using ashes in your garden. It's like fat in your food. You need a little to stay healthy, but overdo it and you'll run into all sorts of problems. Ashes are very alkaline and can greatly improve acidic soil up to a certain point. After you reach that point, if you keep applying them you can quickly ruin a patch of ground. I process hundreds of soil samples each year, and 9 times out of 10 when I find a sample in the 7.5-8.5 pH range (6.0-6.5 is considered ideal for most garden vegetables, by the way) it's because they've been applying ash indiscriminately to their garden patch.

Biochar, on the other had, is NOT the same thing as ash. It's a form of charcoal that is of great interest due to its potential soil-building properties. There is a lot of research going on right not, but not a lot of success in that field. The idea of amending soil with biochar is to eventually build up something like the terra preta that is found in random stretches of Amazonia.
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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010, 11:30:53 am »
I was wrong.
Forget what i said.

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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 01:20:36 pm »
OK,  so I want some again..... :D :D :D
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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2010, 06:40:39 pm »
Went to see a biocar 1ton a day system on a trail. This would or could be use for organic mater(slah piles). They will have big 50 ton a day soon.Abri-Tech is who built it. Very nice makes sence but I don't know much more. Will try to get photos up soon.

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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2010, 06:49:29 pm »
Louis could ya would ya post a location, update your bio, so we can see where your from.  Helps us have to use reading glasses guys taylor our responses.

and thanks for bringing biochar to our attention.
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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2010, 07:16:03 pm »
Went to see a biocar 1ton a day system on a trail. This would or could be use for organic mater(slah piles). They will have big 50 ton a day soon.Abri-Tech is who built it. Very nice makes sence but I don't know much more. Will try to get photos up soon.

Are you teasing us?  The post was a bit difficult to decipher.
biocar   
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What is Abri-Tech?  Googling comes up with nothing under that name. Is it spelled that way?

Help us out here.  ;D
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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2010, 09:52:52 pm »
Come on Beenthere, read it phonetically and it makes perfect sense.
If it can't be nailed or glued then screw it

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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2010, 09:54:28 pm »
I saw Mike Rowe makin it on dirty jobs ;D
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Re: Biochar?
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2010, 06:40:41 pm »
I'm not so good on the net!  I cut trees!! So what I saw was in Halfway Or. and it was just a test. We are in centreal Id. I'll try to get photos on soon but so far I have not figured it out yet. Don't anybody hold there breath!! I probly need my wife for the job.