Swiss farmers have been testing biochar for litter and as a feed addi­tive for years. The exper­i­ments will be sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly mon­i­tored within the frame­work of the inter­na­tion­al project “Car­bofeet”. Biochar is used there as a feed mate­r­i­al for reg­u­lat­ing diges­tion and pre­vent­ing diar­rhoea as well as live­stock bedding to absorb mois­ture and reduce odour; it is also used for manure treat­ment and as a soil improver. An article worth reading from “Die Grüne”, the leading trade mag­a­zine for Swiss agri­cul­ture, can be found here…

Orig­i­nal article (German): Ein Bauer sieht schwarz (A farmer paints it black)
Author: Michael Götz
Pub­lished in: die grüne, Januar 2018