Significantly helps in establishing durable Pasture growth


Biochar Farming

Biochar is created by pyrolysis of biomass (in this case sustainable bamboo) in commercial facilities and quantities ensuring consistent quality from batch to batch. It is a tried and tested soil amendment used predominantly in horticulture and growing.

Biochar is a permanent soil amendment that improves soil structure and fertility, encouraging soil micro-organism growth and subsequent organic matter. Its ability to retain nutrients in the soil for increased cation exchange capacity improves plant resilience and helps reduce inputs and costs, whilst also enhancing resistance to pests.

Interest from the farming sector has increased dramatically as farmers look to reduce input costs in the face of stiff Farmgate Milk Prices and reduced beef and sheep forecasts.

Benefits of Biochar for Pasture

Biochar for Farming
  • Biochar is a one-off permanent application that does not require re-application.
  • Reduces/eliminates the need for insecticides and fungicides. More important than ever as more and more insecticides and fungicides are banned from the market.
  • Improves plant root strength, vitality and matter. The result is greater volumes of home grown feed with greater resilience to extreme weather conditions.
  • Reduces the amount of chemical fertiliser inputs required through its nutrient retaining properties. Reduces costs per annum for inputs and nutrient leeching problems (including Nitrogen).
  • Improves soil water retention making plants more drought tolerant and requiring less watering.
  • Reduces water logging as it encourages soil micro-organism growth and overall soil
  • organic content.
  • Organic – ideal if pursuing an organic route.

Application Method

Ideally plough or furrow biochar into soil. This ensures delivery in the top-soil horizon where nutrient exchange takes place.


Average Soil Condition: 500-750 litres per hectare
Poor Soil Condition: 1000 – 1500 litres per hectare