As biochar increases the pH

There is ample evidence from the scientific literature that biochar improves soil physical qualities of importance for crop production. Greater aeration and water holding capacity is reported in biochar-amended soils, due to the fact that biochar inputs reduced bulk density, enhance porosity and reduce evapotranspiration (e.g., Busscher et al., 2010, Githinji, 2014, Herath et al., 2013, Ibrahim et al., 2013, Lashari et al., 2013, Mukherjee and Lal, 2013 and Schulz et al., 2014).