April 15th 2014 Issue

Organic matter that lasts

2019-05-29T14:27:08-08:00April 14th, 2014|April 15th 2014 Issue, New Developments, Richard Lehnert, Technology and equipment|

Tree fruit growers may one day have a new way to dramatically improve soil quality in low-organic-matter soils. Imagine being able to add organic matter that will last thousands of years, essentially permanently affecting soil tilth and structure, instead of the few years you can get using cover crops and mulches. The “new” form of organic material is called biochar.