Persist™ Micronized Biochar
A new method of applying carbon into the soil.
Ultra-fine biochar for fertigation, drip irrigation, and foliar spray systems.
- Carefully screened particles less than 75 microns (0.075 mm) designed for liquid suspension and application.
- Enhances dispersibility of biochar in soil for more precise nutrient delivery while reducing loss from volatilization.
- Micronized particles further improve water retention, nutrient availability, and microbial activity in soils.
- Available in five-gallon buckets (20 lb) and two-cubic yard super sacks (1,500 lb).
Persist Micronized Biochar
A mountain of benefits on the head of a pin.
Adding Persist Micronized biochar to liquid blends reduces nutrient volatilization and improves dispersion in the soil.
Shown to improve the pH buffering capacity of soils.
Add millions of microscopic water reservoirs to your soil.
One pound of Persist biochar has a surface area of about 25 football fields. Moisture sticks to these surfaces and is effectively stored inside the biochar’s pores for longer durations, where plant root hairs and microbes can find it.
In a recent 49-day drought trial with flowers, potting soil amended with Persist™ biochar held water six times longer than soil without.
Provides a safe haven for beneficial soil microbes.
Just as the “nooks and crannies” of a coral reef harbor a wide variety of sea life, the microscopic pores of biochar provide a home for an abundance of microorganisms, which are critical for long-term soil and plant health.
Persist™ biochar increases the diversity and populations of beneficial microorganisms in the soil, helping to reduce fertilizer inputs and rebuild unproductive soils.
Delivers nutrients more effectively into the soil.
When added to liquid nutrient blends, the micronized biochar acts as a carrier, effectively delivering nutrients to where they’re needed and retaining them for longer periods.
Micronized biochar particles move more effectively through the plant canopy and thatch layers and into the root zone. The uniform level of dispersibility ensures accurate nutrient distribution, effectively mitigating concerns related to runoff and nutrient loss.
14% Yield Increase in Strawberry Production Trial.
Compared to the grower’s standard regimen, the yield of marketable strawberries per acre improved by 14.25% when adding Persist™ Biochar and Persist™ PAF liquid plant enhancer. Before planting, biochar was placed in the slot at a rate of 480 lbs/acre. 1% diluted PAF liquid was foliar applied at a total rate of 3.5 gal/acre (four applications total).
Biochar saves water, reducing the impact of drought.
49 Day Drought Trial with Flowers
A series of studies were conducted to evaluate the water holding capacity of biochar. In one, flowers were planted in two self-watering pots, which were then top-watered and filled.
After 15 days, the water level indicator in the non-biochar planter dropped significantly but remained virtually unchanged in the biochar-amended planter, even after 30 full days of no watering.
After 49 days of no additional watering, the flowers in the biochar-amended pot were still in bloom and the leaves were green and healthy, while flowers in the non-biochar pot had died.
Let’s reverse climate change.
Every ton of Persist™ biochar removes about three equivalent tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, helping reverse climate change.
Persist™ products are made by VGrid, an innovative clean energy company producing sustainable electricity from agricultural and forestry waste. VGrid’s clean energy also reduces reliance on dirty fossil fuels while decreasing landfill waste (among other environmental co-benefits!).