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Biochar Application

Biochar Application

So you’ve read the web pages and now you’re ready to get started charging your Biochar with BiotaMax™. This post will give you step by step instructions on charging your Biochar with BiotaMax™.

Biochar Application with Biota Max.

Step 1 – Buy enough BiotaMax™ to completely treat your Biochar. 1 tablet will treat

Biochar application

Biochar Application is Eco Friendly

1000 square meters or 1/4 acre. So for each 1000 square meters, you’ll need one BiotaMax™ tablet. Here’s the link to buy Biotamax™. Please note that there is a place for a discount at checkout. Click here. 

After you receive your BiotaMax™, you’ll need to dissolve the tablet in at least 6 liters of water. You may use more water if necessary. The BiotaMax™ tablet will completely dissolve in less than 5 minutes. Make sure to stir or mix the contents for equal distribution of the beneficial bacteria and beneficial fungi in the BiotaMax™.

Make sure your Biochar has been ground to its proper size.

Spray the Biochar with the liquid BiotaMax™ with enough liquid to completely cover the pile of Biochar. Let soak for 5-10 minutes.

Turn the pile of Biochar with a shovel, spray again and let it soak.

Repeat the operation until the entire pile of Biochar has been in contact with the liquid BiotaMax™.

Apply the Biochar as you normally would.

That’s it! You’ve successfully charged your Biochar with the beneficial bacteria and beneficial fungi in BiotaMax™.

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Custom Biologicals manufactures biological products for agriculture, farming and gardening. The use of biofertilizers and microbial products for agriculture is on the rise. If you or your company is interested in this growth market, contact us. You’ll be glad you did.

Biological Soil Amendments

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Biological Soil Amendments for Enhanced Soil Productivity

Biological Soil Amendments

Custom B5 and Custom GP biological soil amendments are scientifically formulated to restore soil productivity an promote plant growth. The are perfect for food crops, turf, trees, and ornamental flowers and shrubs. Custom B5 and Custom GP are equally effective when soil amendmentsused by commercial farms and backyard gardeners.

It is well known that fertile soils contain a large number of beneficial microorganisms. These microbes process fertilizers (N,P,K) making essential nutrients and minerals available to plants. They also digest thatch and other organic matter, releasing additional nutrients into the soil.

Pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, other chemicals, and over farming can greatly diminish a soil’s natural population of beneficial microbes. This reduces the soil’s ability to support turf, crops, and other vegetation.

Custom B5 and Custom GP biological soil amendments improve conditions by restoring a soil’s natural microbial population. Their use will increase nutrient availability, enhance root mass development and promote vigorous plant growth.

Soil Amendments of Custom Biologicals

Custom GP – is a blend of 4 Trichoderma beneficial fungi

Custom B5 – is a blend of 5 beneficial Bacillus bacteria.

Custom GP and Custom B5 can be used independently or combined for maximum benefit. Both biological soil amendments are OMRI listed.

Regular use of Custom B5 and Custom GP will:

  • Create a more fertile soil by restoring natural microbial populations. 
  • Promotes vigorous plant growth leading to a significant increase in crop yield
  • Maximizes the benefits of your current fertilizer program by making nutrients more readily available
  • Provides Beneficial Soil Microbes
  • Improves Soil productivity
  • Promotes Plant Growth
  • All Natural, Safe Formulations
  • OMRI listed
  • Increases root mass – increases plant growth – increases crop yield

Custom GP and Custom B5 are biological soil amendments manufacture and distributed by Custom Biologicals. Custom manufactures a wide variety of biological products for use in the agricultural industry. Distributor/Dealer inquiries are welcome

Contact Custom Biologicals at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Email Bill



What is Biochar?

What is Biochar?

What is Biochar? Biochar is simply the carbonization of biomass, essentially charcoal.  Heating biomass from vegetable and animal waste with little or no oxygen at a suitable temperature produces Biochar.

When used as a soil amendment, Biochar improves soil function by holding carbon, making soils more fertile, and providing a permanent habitat for soil microorganisms. Biochar holds carbon and other nutrients because of it’s unique structure, full of pores and surface area. It is an excellent habitat for beneficial bacteria and beneficial fungi. This nutrient holding property of Biochar is particularly useful in areas that flood often or farm lands What is Biocharthat have been over farmed.

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Further, because of this unique holding property, Biochar  has the ability to attracting and hold moisture, nutrients, and important chemicals, specifically nitrogen and phosphorous. As every farmer knows, nitrogen is one of the most important chemicals but it tends to run-off regular soils thus upsetting ecosystem balance in nearby streams and ponds. Biochar holds gasses as well; recent research has proven that Biochar enriched soils reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (NO2) emissions by 50-80%. Both nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide are problem greenhouse gasses.

Benefits of Biochar

The use of Biochar will increase crop yields and improve soil fertility for the long run – not just for one season. Biochar remains in the soil and a single application can provide benefits for years.

Many years of research has shown that Biochar stimulates a wide variety of beneficial soil microorganisms. The pores in the Biochar provide a habitat for the microorganisms by protecting them from drying and providing them with a long-term carbon source. A carbon source is essential for bacteria and fungi to thrive and multiply.

Charge Biochar

Biochar is often charged, sometimes called activated, by using compost, compost tea or better yet with Biota Max. There are a number of disadvantages to charging Biochar with compost discussed – here.

While there are many other discussions to be had about “What is Biochar”, this post has been intended to give the reader a first look at its unique properties.

Why Not Activate Biochar with Compost?

Why Can’t I Activate Biochar with Compost?

It’s true that Biochar is generally charged with compost – but this process has several distinct disadvantages:

  • The compost may not be of good quality or be well balanced – bad compost may do more harm than good!
  • Some composts do not contain all the necessary microorganisms.
  • Manure used to charge Biochar may contain antibiotics, insecticides, fungicides, Activate BIocharor worse – manure may contain pathogenic (disease causing) microorganisms.
  • It takes 2-4 weeks before the microorganisms in the compost colonize the Biochar. This results in unnecessary delays in applying your Biochar.
  • Biochar quality will vary with each application depending on the type and quality of compost.
  • The structure of Biochar is designed to allow microorganisms to attach and form colonies. From the beginning use of Biochar it is best to add microorganisms that are know to be beneficial.



Activate Biochar with Biota Max

The best way to avoid the disadvantages of activating your Biochar with compost and improve its activation is to use BiotaMax.

BiotaMax has been specifically formulated to activate your Biochar with essential soil bacteria and soil fungi needed to make Biochar effective from the beginning – day one!

BiotaMax contains specifically selected, highly concentrated microorganisms that are found in healthy soils worldwide. BiotaMax contains only safe, naturally occurring beneficial bacteria and beneficial Trichoderma fungi.

BiotaMax is also composting friendly. Composting experts will find that the use of BiotaMax will degrade organic matter more rapidly, reducing composting time and insuring that the final result is well balanced and contains all the necessary soil microorganisms.

The use of BiotaMax can eliminate the need to activate Biochar by compost thereby speeding up the use of your Biochar.

Contact Custom Biologicals at (561) 797-3008 or to further discuss how to activate Biochar using BIotamax.