It is a residue rich in organic carbon, pure and stable, obtained from the thermal decomposition of vegetable biomass in an oxygen-deprived environment (pyrolysis). Biochar, hydrophilic in nature, regulates the availability of water and facilitates the absorption of nutrients from the soil by keeping them permanently available to plants.
This attribute ensures faster growth, leafier vegetation and higher productivity in crops, orchards and gardens.
Development of 7-week teak
The health and good growth of your crops, orchards, gardens and lawns begins in the soil
The best way to get a good lift-off and sustained development for your trees, plants and vegetables is to incorporate a natural, organic, and healthy amendment that regenerates life in the soil, reactivating it permanently for hundreds of years.
This amendment, unique due to its great porosity, special attributes, and properties, is called biochar and is used in greenhouses, nurseries, gardens and direct sowing in the field.
Biochar covers the 3 scientific disciplines that govern crop productivity and quality.
Unlike other soil amendments, a single application of teak biochar ensures great results now and for future generations, lasting hundreds of years.
Due to its low density and abundant microscopic porosity, biochar can improve active aeration of the soil through larger air spaces that facilitate breathing and root exploration.
It also has the ability to generate clods in the soil and form aggregates that improve its structure.
In addition, within its porous matrix it retains more water and essential nutrients than soil can manage to do on its own, acting like a fridge that keeps them fresh and easily available to plants at the precise moment that they need them.
Due to its negative surface charge, biochar supports the swift and effective adhesion of cations, which greatly favors the Cation Exchange Capacity. This allows for the active retention of valuable soil nutrients in a more bioavailable form for the roots of your plants.
The micro and nano pores function as a great stronghold and habitat for countless beneficial microorganisms allowing them to better protect themselves from predators and microbes that are pathogenic for plants.
Thus, biochar encourages the biological growth of dynamic populations of beneficial microorganisms, yielding healthy plants through mobilization of natural nutrients, and symbiotic relationships and interactions with the exudates of the absorbent roots of crops.
In addition, TECTOPORE products help to reduce the carbon footprint and are friends and protectors of the environment.
Biochar effects on soil characteristics
¿Why is Tectopore different from any biochar?
TECTOPORE is a pyrolyzed biochar that comes from teak tree waste (Tectona grandis), a hard tropical wood with abundant vascular tissue, through which water and nutrients flow when the tree is alive.