I decided to do a non-standard test using BioChar in crates with Black Eyed peas vs Black Eyed peas in the field with no char, using the same soil for both.
|These are the crates with Biochar. These plants already have pods and are extremely green and healthy.|
|BioChar mix in with the soil.|
|Field with no BioChar. Although still healthy, these plants are behind those in the crates.|
The result thus far; much faster growth and healthier plants in the crates vs field. The plants in the crates have numerous pods while the field plants are just now producing flowers. Although this test was not part of the IBI Biochar Standards and Testing Guidelines, it's still relevant and demonstrates the benefits of using BioChar for better plant and soil productivity.