New Carbon-Smart Soil Amendments
for a Future of Bountiful Harvests
Use of charred biocarbon in soil goes back 6000 years. "Terra Preta" are the famous rich, fertile, black soils in the Amazon with carbon residues from indigenous cookfires and pottery kilns. These soils stayed fertile for centuries, even under intensive cultivation.
Carbon is key element in soil and life. Fully fertile soil is a blend with many diverse ingredients, melded together to form structured, porous soil with healthy, functional Soil Food Web. Carbon is the keystone element to build this biological complexity. Without Carbon, soil is dead.
Terra Char builds and operates facilities to make "biochar," key ingredient in Terra Preta. Biochar aids crop yield, water retention, soil structure, soil health & nutrient content. By pyrolosis, we create biochar. By careful blending with select mineral & microbial ingredients, we create Terra Char, a remarkable soil enhancer and compost aid.
We offer Midwest growers materials & methods to boost soil carbon, balance soil minerals & revive soil microbes. Terra Char is biochar that is charged with minerals & trace elements, inoculated by fungi & bacteria, ready to jumpstart soil nutrient cycles & microbes. Terra Char biochar is available in 1-gallon bag, 5-gallon bucket, half-ton tote, semi-trailer.
Terra Char offers access to a full range of ingredients, recipes and technical guidance to restore life to Midwest soils, nutrients to Midwest crops, and profitability to Midwest agriculture. Biological agriculture is in rapid evolution, and Terra Char is excited to be leading this effort.