• Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure
  • Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically

Compost Tea

In any case, compost tea is rich in nutrients and microbes. The results for disease control are still mixed, depending on the source of the compost, whether it has just been dumped in a container of water or aerated, and how long it was fermented for. Furthermore, there is potential for human pathogens in animal manure based teas, but that potential exists if using manure in a garden. 

The compost tea party  To get good compost tea, you have to start with good compost. By Susie Sutphin. Rodale Institute. 2011. link defective

Compost tea research enters its second year. Rodale Institute. 2003. Not all diseases respond the same way, but marketable yields in the compost tea plots of potatoes were between 18 and 19 percent higher than in the untreated plots and about 15 percent higher than in the nutrient-only plots. Compost tea-treated plants also produced tubers that tested higher for a range of nutrients, including iron, boron, potassium, and manganese. Iron showed the biggest response, with levels an astonishing 1700 percent higher in plants receiving compost tea than in untreated plants. link defective

Compost Tea to Suppress Plant Disease  By Vern Grubinger, Vegetable and Berry Specialist, University of Vermont Extension

Compost Tea and Its impact On Plant Diseases by Mario Lanthier. BC Organic Grower, Volume10, Number 2, Spring 2007

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Organic Materials Management/ Compost Tea


Soil Food Web Canada (Alberta) Soil Laboratory and Research Centre will test soil, composts, and compost teas chemistry and biology.