Summary Courtesy of TeaLab It is becoming well documented that Compost Tea has fungicidal properties, and that those properties come by way of the microbes in the tea. Canadian agricultural scientists wanted to see which microbes were the most effective in control of two different tomato diseases, Botrytis and Alternaria. To… read more »
~Humboldt Earth Technologies~ As growers we always seem to be searching for the next level. Larger yields, higher quality and ways to cut costs are the general directives we aim to achieve. Within this industry however, there seems to be an overuse of synthetic fertilizers with little understanding of the… read more »
The Bottom Line. With the right management program integrating compost tea, you can use ½ to 1/3 fewer nutrients and still get increased yields, higher quality and clearly superior flavor. The recipes in this app are designed to be compatible with the different phases of plant growth. We have a… read more »
Most gardeners realize that plants need to be fed but know little or nothing about the nature of the nutrients involved or how they get into plants. Teaming with Nutrients explains how nutrients move into plants and what both macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients do once inside. It shows organic gardeners how… read more »
We have provided some analysis of varying concentrations of dissolved oxygen during the compost tea brewing process. Happy Gardening!!!
Chloramine is neutralized in the soil by reactions with organic matter, destroying it in the process. Organic matter in the form of humus can hold 15 times its weight in water, hence the soil loses some of its ability to hold and store water. Chloramine hurts the production of compost… read more »
There are many different compost tea aerators on the marketplace. We here at Humboldt Earth Tech support our local friends at TeaLab. The Bubblesnake is the top of line for small batch systems. Download our app, pick up a bubblesnake and start brewing today!!!
Biological fungicides like Bacillus subtilis are a great combination with compost tea. When used properly and with forethought, biofungicides can be an important part of an IPM program to prevent or mitigate problems with plant pathogens in the landscape. http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=13543
Benefits of Biochar When added to the soil as an amendment, Biochar amplifies the effects of compost tea. To find out more info on Biochar, check out this company: https://pacificbiochar.com Improved Water Retention Biochar can absorb water in a way that it remains plant available, providing a long term water… read more »
This is a wonderful article from frenchgardening.com that highlights various plants and herbs that can be soaked in water and turned into pest and pathogen sprays for your garden. Almost all of these would work synergistically with our compost tea recipes. Herb Extracts