Carbon8 is an agricultural graded charcoal product currently being used by farmers for soil improvement in the production of food crops such as:
- Grazing Grasses
- Macadamia nuts
Carbon8 for Livestock
But its not just good for growing plants. Carbon8 has a higher quality level cousin referred to as Livestock Char.
Australian graziers have discovered it to be an excellent product for assisting in the fight against Pimelea poisoning in cattle.
Additionally, many graziers are finding the general health of their cattle is improving with supplemental feeding of Livestock Char with their dry lick or simply offered on its own.
Carbon8 for Drought Conditions
Australia is one of the few countries that does not have food shortages.
Despite drought, cyclones, floods, introduced pests and international competition, Australian farmers have battled on, and on and yet again on to bring us the foods we love.
It is reported by the scientific community that increasing our soil carbon levels is vital for the future of our primary industries and a 1% increase can, and will make a world of difference, not only to soil productivity but also water availability.
This New South Wales Primary Industries study finds that Biochar may be an immediate solution to reducing the global impact of farming (and in reducing the impact from all agricultural waste), amongst other positive results.
Increasing Soil Carbon
There are several ways a landowner can increase soil carbon. In the long-term soil carbon is negatively affected by the following key activities:
- Soil disruption (ploughing)
- Lack of breakdown matter (compost effect)
- Wind disturbance (High winds drying the soil out and displacing top soil)
- Soil loss (erosion)
- Irregular rain patterns (Drought then flood causing erosion)
Some farmers are turning the tables on soil degradation and making a huge difference to their soil’s health along the way.
Carbon8 and Livestock Char can be purchased in 20kg, 500kg or 1000kg bags. Granual size is 5mm reducing to dust.
They contain a small amount of clay enriched with wood vinegar which is a natural fertiliser developed in the charcoal cooking stage.