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Apr072011

Compost Tea by ICT Organics

Compost tea is a liquid created by “brewing” compost in water. The brewing process loosens microbes and nutrients that adhere to the compost particle and suspend them in water.
The beneficial microbes, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi, and rhizobacteria are then sprayed on the lawn, trees, or garden. The resulting microbe rich environment helps decompose organic matter and return trapped nutrients to the soil environment.
Turf generally likes a more fugal environment and trees like a bacteria rich environment so compost teas will be brewed specific to the site where the application will take place.
Compost teas not only help soil fertility they can also lead to a decrease in damaging fungus, such as leaf spots, due to more efficient decay rates.
We will be using a compost tea by ICT Organics on the organic program lawns.

 

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