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What are the Peat Alternatives

As both DEFRA along with the RHS both try and persuade us to use peat free gardening I look at what excatly is available on the market now & in the near by future

As Uses of Biochar Expand, Climate Benefits Still Uncertain by Mark Hertsgaard: Yale Environment 360

Research shows that biochar made from plant fodder and even chicken manure can be used to scrub mercury from power plant emissions and clean up polluted soil. The big question is whether biochar can be produced on a sufficiently large scale to slow or reverse global warming.

Biocharculture book

Written by Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy this is first edition.. the second edition with photographs will be released soon..

Potting Mix with a Twist, Biochar could replace peat moss in horticulture

Uploaded by Oregon State University on 2013-10-28.

Biochar Trial Update, Charging Biochar & a Rock Dust Field Trial?

On February 15th, I'll be starting an indoor biochar trial, in which I'll compare plants grown in a potting mix that includes biochar versus the same plants grown in a similar potting mix with no biochar.

Short-term effects of biochar on soil heavy metal mobility are controlled by intra-particle diffusion and soil pH inc...

Biochar, the solid product of biomass pyrolysis, can be used as a soil amendment to stabilize metals in contaminated soils. The effects of biochar on the mobility of metals in soils are, however, poorly understood.

Community gardening groups get £50,000 incentive to use peat-reduced growing media / RHS Gardening

Gardening groups to get £50,000 to encourage use of peat-free growing media 16 January 2014 In an initiative by the RHS and Defra, £50,000 is being made available to help community gardening groups use less peat-based growing media.

Coir The Alternative to Peat

For decades now Man has been depleting the Earth sources by digging up mechanically peat fields every where and like the coal industry if we do not Do anything about it that will dry up too before its too late.

Soil Ameliorants, Tree Planting Compost and Topsoil Products from Melcourt Industries

Playbark, Mulch, Landscape and Equestrian Products from Melcourt Industries. Specialists in the supply of Compost, topsoil, walk ,play and bark surfaces. Supplied for the grower, equestrian, filtration and reptile bedding markets.

Welcome to the UKBRC

Latest News & Developments EGU 2014: Strategies for Effective Soil Carbon Sequestration The proposed session for the European Geosciences Union (EGU) conference 27th April-2nd May 2014 has been approved. The deadline for submission of abstracts is JANUARY 16th. The drivers for research of biochar, charcoal and wildfire PyC research differ in their context and history.