"The Beauty Above Comes From The Science Below"

Posts by American BioChar Company

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Cowboy Fungus

The diversity of soil life is considerable, so it should not be surprising to learn that there are fungi that have lassos like cowboys taking down steers at a rodeo. Or that other fungi create nets to capture food like fishermen. These fungi have evolved to create traps when a.) their decayed food source is…

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Making Goulash Smoothies

Some mornings I make Goulash Smoothies. You may say there is no such thing as Goulash Smoothies or you may ask what does that have to do with VITAL Blend soil amendments. Please continue reading and I will clarify how goulash smoothies are connected to our soil amendment. Goulash is “Gooud” Goulash is the national…

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CEC and BioChar

Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and BioChar are mentioned together in soil improvement discussions – How are they connected? Negative & Positive Attractions Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) is the soil’s ability to attract, retain and exchange positively-charged cations (cat-i-on).  Like a magnet’s attraction to iron, the negatively-charged soil particles will attract and hold the positively charged…

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Hidden Connections within the Soil

I discovered this albino beauty in the northern Midwest woods while looking for a wayward golf ball. This ghostly plant is a flower called the Indian Pipe (Ghost Plant or Corpse Plant).  It is related to the blueberry plant and has many medicinal uses such as a pain reliever and eyewash.  The Indian Pipe is…

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Improving Tree Survivability along the Razorback Greenway Part I

VITAL Blend was used during the transplanting of approximately 450 trees last year along the Razorback Regional Greenway in Arkansas. The Razorback Regional Greenway is a 36-mile, primarily off-road, shared-use trail that extends from the Bella Vista Trail in north Bentonville to south Fayetteville.1 The purpose for using the soil amendment was to increase the survivability…

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My Side Of The Fence Really IS Greener

The yard at my rental home was nothing more than weeds and patchy grasses popping up intermittently around the basically bare dirt property.  As an employee of the American BioChar Company, I decided to start a “docu-blog” to share the results after applying my company’s VITAL Blend 5M to my property. I have included a…

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VITAL Blend for Healthy Soils and Vigorous Plants

VITAL Blend is a soil amendment that combines pure activated BioChar with freshwater-sourced Humates. Our Humate is OMRI Listed and our BioChar is USDA Certified Biobased. By using VITAL Blend, you will create healthier crops, turf, trees & landscape plants, enhance soils by increasing soil microbe populations, and reduce your carbon footprint. What is Humate? Humate…

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