SIGN UP NOW: Biochar & Biology Hands-On Learning in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, December 10-11, 2019.
$75 for 2 days/$45 for single day (includes Lunch).
Biochar promotes healthier soils, crops and vineyards Benefits include improved soil structure, terroir and plant health Biochar also enhances root growth — you can SEE and TASTE the difference
SymSoil’s patent pending process cultivates the complete soil ecosystems, using methods from multiple composting traditions and proprietary techniques.
Biochar Improves the Environment by:
- Reducing nitrous oxide emissions 50-80%
- Reducing phosphorous and nitrogen in groundwater
- Increasing soil carbon and reducing atmospheric CO2
- Reducing forest fuel load
- Sequestering carbon
0% biochar on left
20% biochar on right
Corn in poor soil on left
Biochar amended soil on right
Biochar for Vineyards
California vineyards using biochar include: Ridge Vineyards, Clos de Bois and Paradise Ridge Winery (Sonoma County), Bonny Doon Vineyard at Popelouchum vineyard (San Benito County), Bonterra Vineyards (Mendocino), Spring Mountain Vineyard (Napa County), Monterey Pacific Vineyard Management Company (Monterey County), and many others.
A Case Study
Hans-Peter Schmidt is the European thought-leader in using biochar in vineyards. He first established a biochar trial at experimental vineyard Domaine de Mythopia in Switzerland in 2007. Since then, his work with biochar has expeanded into Germany, Norway, France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Austria. He has published the following information about biochar improving production and quality of wine grapes.
The 2010 data collected for the biochar experiment confirm the results of previous years and show ar has a significant influence on all parameters investigated. Due to the significantly improved grape health, higher anthocyanin, higher amino-N and lower acid value an improved wine quality can be expected in the biochar treatment. It confirms literature findings (Lehmann 2003) that biochar treatments shift plant nutrient uptakes to their particular optimum ranges. For some elements, this means an increasing uptake while for others a decrease.
SYMSOIL BIOCHAR OPTIONS
Biochar by the bucket, yard or truckload
Fungal Infused Biochar
Vineyard Biochar Classes in Sonoma County
25 years of experience in investments and finance. She has been working with green or impact startups since 2010 and with agricultural companies for the past several years.
Has spent a decade in organic farming, with a focus on a variety of approaches to composting.
Production & Logistics
Nationally recognized expert in biochar, related chemistry and agriculture. Has over a decade of biochar innovation.
Has been trained as a Soil FoodWeb Advisor and as an Advanced Permaculture Designer. He has 9 years of composting experience.
- Demand for organic food is growing
- Soil degradation is the #1 challenge to organic production and product quality
- Industry size – soil amendments are a $3B industry with a 14.9% CAGR
- Biofertilizers like SymSoil are a subset of soil amendments. Nearly $1B in annual revenue industry with a 40% CAGR
Want to Learn More?
Check Out These Articles and Our Blog Below
Biochar in Viticulture New Results
by Hans-Peter Schmidt and Claudio Niggli
Plant growth improvement mediated by nitrate capture in co-composted biochar
by Claudia I. Kammann, Hans-Peter Schmidt, Nicole Messerschmidt, Sebastian Linsel, Diedrich Steffens, Christoph Müller, Hans-Werner Koyro, Pellegrino Conte, Stephen Josep
SymSoil Inc. — A California Benefit Corp.
A scalable alternative to chemical fertilizers. Bacteria that break down glyphosate in every batch. Specialized batches for plants in salty or alkaline soil or environmental remediation.
SymSoil comes with:
- Experienced Management Team made up of Leading Experts in Living Soil
- Intellectual Capital
- Proven Business
- 250 ton “small” first batch
- Initial Orders