Biochar from water hyacinth (Stephen KLABER)

Here is a special message on the use of biochar :

ACON Soil Analysis

“My friend Salim Shaban in Kenya is experimenting with biochar that he makes from water hyacinth.  He sent me a report of soil samples where the char was and was not used, But I don’t know how to interpret them.  My last experience with soil testing was 40 years ago using very primitive tests (more false positives than anything else) and looking only for lead contamination.  You can contact him directly at .”



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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.