Nathaniel Mulcahy , World Stove May 2010

I'm slowly catching up on all the things that I had to place on hold while I was in Haiti. Haiti, and the up coming tests in other countries are clearly providing a wide range of of verifications into the effectiveness of biochar as a soil amendment. As valuable as field work is, there is something to be said for the opportunities to control the environment so as to isolate a few variables.

I am very lucky to have a great team working with me and wanted to share a bit of how it's going. (more updates soon)

Three months, 204 plants, and several batches of tuned LuciaStove char are now providing some very consistent results. Lots of data to process over the next few weeks. Data processing is not nearly as much fun as field or lab work so I have to keep reminding myself that without it there would be no point to everything else.

As a sneak peek, I've included a photo of some seedlings whose drought tolerance was enhanced by careful application of pH neutral biochar.

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