"Plant lovers are familiar with peat moss as the major component of potting mix, but harvest of the material is becoming unsustainable. Not only is peat being removed faster than it can re-form, its use in potting mix contributes to the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere."
Terra Char is pleased to announce that we are entering a partnership with Bluebird Composting LLC. Together, we plan to provide new ready-to-use products consisting of Bluebird compost and various blends of Terra Char biochar.
On their website, Bluebird states, "All of us at Bluebird Composting strive for sustainability in our own lives and are passionate about providing a product that is sustainable produced and encourages others to grow sustainably." Terra Char looks forward to working together with Bluebird Composting to provide products that will do just that.
Researchers say report submitted last year, but no action taken yet.
"According to the research, stubble burning also deteriorates the nutritional value of soil and leads to 100 percent carbon loss, 90 percent nitrogen loss, 25 percent phosphorus loss and 60 percent sulphur loss. Formation of biochar is known for restoring the nutrient loss in soil as well, which is why scientists are considering it as the best solution." 
I just got this new photo today of 3 ears of corn from J.R.'s field:
Terra-Char sales agent Nick Cucchetti wrote this:
Attached is a photo from JR Bollinger, a farmer in the southeast Missouri boot heel. Corn cobs average 16 kernels around, mid 40's long, no black tips.
JR has gone far and beyond what most consider "practical" and completely changed the way he manages his 5,000 acre farm. He planted a population of 35,000 non-GMO seeds per acre, cut conventional fertilizer inputs by over half, and used our "carbon-smart biological" methods and materials. Thus far, this has been showing to pay off very well. If this is true for a majority of the crop, he will have some fascinating results! Meanwhile, the corn growth has made a believer out of JR's father.
But the combines aren't out yet, so we'll have to sit tight and wait for the numbers to come in. But right now, JR is happy and relieved his risky leap into the future of farming is working so well his very first year.