We understand that there are a vast number of variables when it comes to farming techniques and application equipment. That being said, in most field applications we recommend 5% to 10% biochar mixed into the soil to a depth below the root zone. At mix depth of six inches, this equates to 20 to 40 yards per acre. Although it doesn’t all have to go into the soil all at once, one time applications are usually more efficient. One time application may be more practical if you are a no-till farmer. Remember that Genesis BioChar will last for hundreds of years so it will not be going anywhere anytime soon.
How you get your Genesis BioChar into your soil will depend on your particular farming strategies and equipment. Biochar is very light and can bridge in angled hoppers so we recommend that you use application equipment that has minimum side wall angles. Do some experimenting with your equipment before setting up for a full application run. In most cases it is best to apply your Genesis BioChar in late fall or early spring. This will allow the biochar time to stabilize with the soil environment. If possible it is good to irrigate your soil after application. We recommend leaving your amended soil un-planted until you get soil test to identify if you need to add additional amendments for the particular crop your planning on growing. When adding additional amendments make sure that you give Genesis BioChar as much time as possible to absorb (inoculate) the amendments and stabilize with the soil environment.
Using Genesis Biochar will go a long way in preventing the negative effects of nutrient leaching of fertilizers. The nutrients are held in the soil so they are available for when the plants need them. Through the stimulation of microbial symbiosis, the plant takes up the nutrients stored in the porous carbon structure and its surfaces. You will find a variety of purchase option in our store including one cubic yard sacks, two cubic yard sacks, and 10 to 80 cubic yard bulk truck loads.