Milpa and biochar

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2 cultivation plots of 14m long were set up to carry out 8 experiments on 24 squares of 50×50 x50cm deep.

Experimentation of biochar on a plot of Milpa

The milpa was chosen to experiment biochar, as it allows to test its impact on 3 plants at the same time.
The 24 squares were planted combining 4 species of cucurbitaceae (cucumber, watermelon, zucchini, squash) with climbing beans and maize, in 6 different soil preparations associating in various proportions biochar, chicken droppings, compost, bokashi, fermentations of rice, mycorrhizae, dead leaves, straw, rainwater.

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