Implications and potential of Biochar for the Murrumbidgee region
Proposingan increased agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability’ by using biochar as a solid conditioner and as a climate change tool and general awareness, support and participation from the public and relevant government bodies.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide information and develop knowledge and understanding of biochar so it is adopted by the government and used as a tool to promote climate change. ‘Biochar, a product of the thermo-chemical pyrolysis of biomass, may be one such emerging technology to improve agricultural productivity and food security, while potentially reducing greenhouse gas emissions.’(Biochar: implications for agricultural productivity, 2011) This presentation provides an overview of biochar and what benefits it will have to our soil and climate change overall. It gives an insight to biochar, and what it can do once it is adopted what it can do for Australian Farming systems. J Sparkes and P Stoutjesdijk, 2011, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.
Citizens of the Murrumbidgee region Murrumbidgee Landcare Australian government Climate Change Research Program Research and development organisations
processes and feedstocks available for biochar production physical and chemical characteristics of biochar effects of biochar application to agricultural soils economic considerations of biochar production and use risks associated with using biochar in agricultural systems barriers to using biochar in agriculture
improvements in physical and chemical soil characteristics, nutrient use efficiency and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions derived from nitrogenous fertilisers. improve infertile and degraded soils.
Increasedagricultural productivity and environmental sustainability’ by using biochar as a solid conditioner and acclimate change tool and general awareness, support and participation from the public and relevant government bodies.
The context of which biochar has emerged is as a strategy for agricultural productivity, environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation.