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Enriching the soil. Nurturing the future.

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Product Benefits

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High Carbon

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And Eco-Friendly

Sustainable

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Material

High Porosity

Enhances

Soil Structure

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Improves

Water Retention

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Increases

Plant growth rate

What Is Tecnochar?

Tecnochar, is a top-tier soil enhancer derived from environmentally-friendly pyrolysis of sustainably sourced hardwood residues. The process used in creating Tecnochar traps carbon that would have otherwise been released as carbon dioxide during incineration, effectively sequestering it. This results in an organic soil conditioner that enriches and rejuvenates any soil type.

With Tecnochar, your soil's water retention capability is significantly boosted and thanks to its high porosity, microbial activity is enriched, leading to a more nutrient-dense environment. This, in turn, ensures that your plants or crops thrive with less effort on your part.  

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Our raw material

Tecnochar is made from recycled hardwood residues.  This feedstock presents numerous benefits over biochar produced from other feedstocks. The high carbon content in hardwood biochar means it can retain nutrients and water much more efficiently, making it an exceptional soil amendment for promoting plant growth and improving crop yield. Its slow decomposition rate extends these benefits over a longer period, leading to enduring soil fertility. Furthermore, the integration of hardwood biochar into the soil can enhance the soil structure and boost its water-holding capacity, thus reducing the need for frequent irrigation and fostering more resilient agricultural systems. Overall, hardwood biochar serves as a key component in achieving productive and sustainable agricultural practices.

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How does it Work?

Tecnochar's functionality in soil and its associated agricultural benefits are numerous:

  • Improved Soil Fertility: it contains many minerals, like calcium, potassium, and magnesium, that are crucial for plant growth. These minerals are slowly released over time, providing long-term nutrient supply to plants.

  • Enhanced Water Retention: Its porous structure allows it to retain water effectively, reducing the need for frequent watering and making crops more resistant to drought conditions.

  • Increased Microbial Activity: Tecnochar provides a conducive habitat for beneficial soil microorganisms. These microorganisms improve soil fertility by breaking down organic matter into nutrients plants can use.

  • Soil pH Regulation: Tecnochar helps buffering soil pH, making it more conducive for plant growth. This is particularly beneficial for acidic soils.

  • Improved Soil Structure: By increasing soil aggregation, it improves the soil structure, leading to better root growth and improved water and nutrient circulation.

  • Enhanced Nutrient Retention: Tecnochar reduces nutrient leaching, capturing and storing nutrients that would otherwise be washed away. This results in more nutrients being available to plants.

  • Soil Remediation: The adsorptive properties of Tecnochar allow it to bind and neutralize various soil pollutants, making it useful for soil remediation efforts.

  • Increased Crop Resilience: Tecnochar-enhanced soils can support healthier and more robust plants, increasing crop resilience to diseases and pests.

Each of these benefits contributes to the overall sustainability and productivity of agricultural systems.

Use in Large Scale Agriculture

Tecnochar is a perfect soil enhancer for your crops. To use it take in consideration that application rates are site-specific and soil testing is recommended to determine your needs. Biochar should be mixed with an inoculant (NPK, humic acid, etc.) to optimize its effects on the soil. Take into account that biochar does not degrade, so one application is enough forever. Field application rates of between 2–5 tons/hectare have shown consistent positive impacts in numerous studies.

To improve soil moisture content: 2 tons/ha or 10 m³/ha as the lowest effective rate . To improve soil organic matter levels: 5 tons/ha or 25 m³/ha 

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Non Perennial Crops

  • Planting rows: Incorporate Biochar+inoculant to the soil surface by hand or using a lime, manure, or compost spreader. It should be incorporated to the depth that the roots will reach.

  • Large annual crop extensions: Aim for 5% to 10% in volume of the top layer of cultivated soil. This can be done incrementally over the years. A layer of biochar incorporated to a depth of 100mm will achieve 5% in volume. A 6mm layer of biochar covering a hectare is equivalent to 25 cubic meters.

To amend the soil during cultivation:

  • 5% to 10% of the top layer of soil.

  • If cultivating up to 10 mm deep, then incorporating 6mm of biochar achieves a 5% volume.

  • 10 tons per hectare for intensive row crops.

  • If using pure biochar without compost or fertilizers in combination, it's better to follow the amendment with a cover crop of legumes for nitrogen fixation.

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Perennial Crops

Application Modalities

  • Trenching: Incorporate the Biochar+inoculant into the planting row or the planting hole where the roots will have access to the nutrients. You should dig a trench or pit on both sides of the plant until you reach the depth of the root. It is important that the Biochar interacts with the root to have the desired effects. Use 5% to 10% of the volume.

  • Liquid Injection and Fertigation: Micronized biochar can be incorporated into the liquid mix before applying to the fields. The micronized biochar can be suspended in water and injected into the root zone of perennial crops or fertigated. If micronized Biochar is used in suspension in existing plantations, repeated surface applications should be made in the row or between rows. It is best to mix with compost or fertilizer to reduce the risk of loss. This is because the Biochar must interact with the root.

To amend the soil during cultivation:

  • 5% to 10% of the top layer of soil.

  • If cultivating up to 5 inches deep, then incorporating 6mm of biochar achieves a 5% volume.

  • 4 tons per hectare for vineyards and orchards.

  • If using pure biochar without compost or fertilizers in combination, it's better to follow the amendment with a cover crop of legumes for nitrogen fixation.

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