Work on the plots at the Duchess Sanctuary continues. UBET member Mike Burke is monitoring the new biochar applications made in November. There has been a lot of rain, but the top-applied biochar seems to be staying in place on the 10ft x 10ft plots. Here is a report from Mike:
"With a break in the weather we went to the Duchess Horse Sanctuary this morning to check out the plots. These pictures were taken from plots in row #4, which is the middle row and a good sample of what is happening on all plots.
First picture (0516) is plot C with heavy application of biochar and grass is spotty. Due to the heavy application it looks like grass suffocated, might be due to all the rain? To date approx. 26 inches of rain since 11/18/15 when we did this work. Second picture (0517) is plot B with moderate application of biochar and grass is more uniform. B plots are the best looking."
|Plot C treatment - 2 applications of biochar - total = 15 gal/plot|
|Plot B treatment - 2 applications of biochar - total = 5 gal/plot|