It’s beneficial for a grower to use the agriculture trimmings from their own orchard when making biochar from a conservation burn.
Making Biochar Even More Beneficial
A conservation agriculture burn can be very beneficial to a grower. Burning agriculture trimmings from the top down is cleaner for the environment and creates biochar that can be added to the soil. Peter Hirst with the Sonoma Biochar Initiative says growers can make the product even more beneficial by burning trimmings from one area and returning that biochar to the same soil.