ARE YOU READY FOR THE REGENERATION OF AGRICULTURE ?
My father and I started farming organic Avocados in the coastal mountains of Ventura County in 1997. The mountain soil is ancient sea bed and is very poor. We have worked hard over the years to improve the soil fertility and have constantly searched for new products and techniques that would increase our soil health and productivity.
1 year ago we changed our soil treatment method to include the use of Genesis BioChar. With the use of BioChar along with our organic fertilizing techniques, we have seen an increase in yield up to 250% over previous harvests. In some areas we achieved yields over 25,000 lbs/acre, compared to the state average of 7,000 lbs/acre.
It is possible there were other contributing factors such as favorable weather and rainfall, however, the use of BioChar has clearly made a substantial positive impact on our soil health and yield. Soil samples have shown large increases in beneficial fungi and microbial populations. We have heard of the claims about the benefits of BioChar and we had to try it and see it for ourselves. After seeing the results on our farm, we are big fans of Genesis BioChar and are definitely going to continue to use it.
Sean and John Martin
I used the Genesis biochar on my Garden in Oregon. Amazing.
The plants were awesome. 16 feet tall and 8 feet across-- like trees! These pics below were taken about 2/3 through grow season. The guy who had been growing on the land before was skeptical, but when his kids came home from college to help harvest that fall, they told me that this was the biggest, healthiest garden that had ever been in that location.
The application is so simple that it's almost ridiculous. I took one handful and sprinkled it on each plant. And I only did it one time. Other ways of feeding were complex, time consuming, required mixing and other equipment. With Terra Prima, I did a one time application that takes 30 seconds and it does not require any mixing, or other equipment. And there is no odor. That was a big deal for me. It makes the soil healthier for the life of the plant.
And the yield was huge-- a good 40 percent bigger than other years. That stuff did more for the plants than any other supplement that I use, probably more than all of the other things I used altogether!
I totally advocate using Terra Prima for anyone who is serious about their plants.
Zorro- The Masked MM Grower
Testimonial from City of Thousand Oaks
The City of Thousand Oaks has completed initial trials of biochar on city property on a couple locations where we are trying to encourage landscaping. One of the trials where results were most dramatic was along Erbes Road where we planted Cathedral Oak trees in an attempt to beautify a barren roadside and create a living overhang as you drive. We planted the trees, installed an irrigation system, and provided soil amendments to help get the trees established. The soil was poor (mostly shale), originating from new construction filler and the trees were doing very poorly. The trees had gone through an entire summer, fall, and spring, and had failed to establish a healthy look. The trees were in declining health. A couple months after using the biochar we've seen a dramatic improvement. Since adding the bio-char and mixing it in with the soil, the trees are greener, fuller, and show new signs of growth from the base to the canopies. We are commencing with additional trials and look forward to using more Genesis Biochar.
Thank you Genesis for your support and product.
Public Works Superintendent
City of Thousand Oaks
Municipal Service Center
1993 Rancho Conejo Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA. 91320
Except from “City of Thousand Oaks Sustainability & Climate Action Overview”
Since 2012 the City of Thousand Oaks has used Biochar (biological material converted to carbon sequestering charcoal within a controlled oxygen-deprived atmosphere) as a soil conditioning amendment along with aided soil compost and top mulch. The result of using biochar on various locations throughout the City and in new plantings has improved soil structure, subsurface microbial activity, overall plant root and foliage health, ph healthy soil, and a reduced need for fertilization and irrigation. The City has no need for and stopped the use of all synthetic fertilizers, cut its water use by 50% in turf areas and paid for the biochar in just a couple of billing cycles. To date, the City has utilized approximately 31 cubic yards of biochar as a soil amendment throughout the City, including landscape improvement projects and individual tree plantings. A pound of biochar sequesters approximately 3 pounds of carbon, thus, the City has sequestered approximately 93,000 pounds of carbon within its soil. Below are photo samples of biochar pellets and powder, as well as a photo of one of the locations where biochar has been applied to an area that once had poor soil quality but now thrives within the City of Thousand Oaks.