Despite nutrient-poor forest soils, the natives of South America succeeded over many centuries to supply even large cities with food. This was only possible through the use of the ” Terra Preta do Indio ” black soil. This Terra Preta is different to other black soils due to its origin. It was prepared by people from charcoal and biological waste. Over time, the black soil layer grew up to several feet deep. The value of this soil was recognized in the 20th century and it was sold throughout the world. Only through modern research it was possible to explain the complex biological relationships and the related effects. Terra Preta is now regarded as a potential solution to the world food problem and the climate change.
With CARBUNA ATS, CARBUNA has succeeded in producing a highly effective Terra Preta with modern means.
CARBUNA ATS – Amino Terra Substrate
CARBUNA ATS consists of three components: biochar, microorganisms and nutrients. The basis for CARBUNA ATS is self-produced biochar from untreated fresh wood waste and wood chips. The biochar is used as storage for water, nutrients and microorganisms. The CARBUNA Biochar is produced using a new manufacturing and finishing process and is characterized by a great absorbency and an ideal pH. The particularly open-pore char creates the optimal habitat for numerous positive fungi and bacteria and allows an immediate symbiosis of plant roots with the soil. The highly effective fertilizing effect is caused by the ‘ vitalization ‘ of the biochar, meaning the colonization of bacteria and enrichment with high quality nutrients in the form of amino acids.
CARBUNA ATS contains a readily available, biological fertilizer as nutrient humus, as well as a permanent humus, which can las for centuries.