Have you heard about bio-charcoal?
Did you know that bio-charcoal have lots of benefit for plants and soil?
If your answer is NO for both questions, you should read this full blog.
Bio-charcoal (Biochar) is a charcoal-like substance that’s made by burning organic material from agricultural and forestry wastes (also called biomass) in a controlled process called pyrolysis. Although it looks a lot like common charcoal, biochar is produced with a specific process to reduce contamination and safely store the carbon. The main function of biochar is to improve soils nutrient so it breaks down the remnants of pesticides/chemicals contained in the soil. And it also naturally helps the plants to be more resisted from the disease.
Biochar produces a favourable habitat for bacteria in the soil. Afterwards, it breaks down the nutrient that can be absorbed by plants. Meanwhile, biochar could reduce the emission since it absorbs the carbon. Farmers suggested using biochar to reduce the chemical fertilizer consumption so the harvesting quality and quantity will be the same.
The next benefit of using biochar is reducing water consumption. The particle in biochar will help to keep the water around the plant’s root for a longer time. That’s why the utilisation on biochar in drought-prone areas will be a solution.
The application of biochar into cultivated plants is a new approach. Not only to maximise the harvesting result but also a part of the climate change solution option. The reason is while in the burning process of biochar, it absorbs the carbon from the air and when we applied it into the soil the carbon will be stored for hundreds of time. Because of these benefits, CROWDE farmers are encouraged to start using this biochar. If you in line with our vision, let’s help farmers to start this big change so they could be in prosperity. Access the CROWDE portal to get to know our farmers now!