By mixing compost with water and culturing for a limited period, we can produce compost tea, either aerated compost tea or not. Non-aerated compost tea. Compost teas are used for their beneficial effect on plants. High quality compost refers to compost that is high in microbiological activity. Compost tea is made by two brewing methods: non-aerated method aerated method. For both methods of compost of compost tea production microbial food may or may not be added. The inconsistency has been associated with a number of factors that affect the production process. Each has characteristics that influence the quality of the mature compost. Compost contains a diverse group of organisms dominated by bacteria and fungi participating in decomposing of organic matter. Dilution of the tea prior to foliar application may reduce the nutrients and microbial population.   --- Advances in Bioresearch

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  1. 2011-06-20 Vermicompost contains significant numbers of biological organisms capable of suppressing plant diseases on leaf surfaces. This study, done at ECHO in southwest Florida during the spring of 2011, was conducted to evaluate the potential of foliar-applied vermicompost teas for plant disease...
  2. 1984-07-01 One aspect of ECHO's ministry is behind the scenes for most of our readers. We help college professors and students in the sciences identify research projects that would be of benefit to the small Third World farmer. Several ideas that could be done at an undergraduate level are written up in...
  3. 2011-04-20 Eric Broberg, heading to Latin America with the Peace Corps, wrote to us: “I found the article on ‘Multiplication and Use of Soil Microorganisms’ in the January 2011 EDN (Issue 110) to be interesting yet glaringly absent was any mention of compost tea.
  4. Abstract,International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture, 2017 Purpose Using different organic beds to produce vermicompost may influence on quality of vermicompost and its derived productions. Methods A greenhouse experiment was conducted to compare the properties of...
  5. Abstract, Journal of Food Protection, 2007 Compost tea (CT) is an unheated on-farm infusion of compost used as a spray or soil drench to promote plant growth and control foliar and root diseases. Because food safety involves all aspects from farm to fork, CT should meet basic microbiological...
  6. Abstract,Advances in Bioresearch, 2015 January By mixing compost with water and culturing for a limited period, we can produce compost tea, either aerated compost tea or not. Non-aerated compost tea. Compost teas are used for their beneficial effect on plants. High quality compost refers to...
  7. Abstract, SARE. 2011 Water-based extracts of compost (compost “tea”) have long been recognized as potentially valuable in promoting plant growth. Recent innovations in production and application have popularized tea use among food producers, landscape managers and others interested in promoting...
  8. Short summaries dealing with myths pertaining to horticultural practices : Fertilizers How Plants Work Maintaining Trees and Shrubs Mulches Pesticides (including Compost Tea) Planting Techniques Scientific Literacy Soil Amendments
  9. Horticulture is the cultivation of plants as ornamentals or for the production of food. When things go wrong (plants grow poorly or not at all), horticulturists sometimes turn to products that can “cure”, revitalize, invigorate, stimulate or enhance the growth of their plant or crop. A...
  10. Abstract, Journal of Science and Technology, 2011 Study on the effect of compost extract also called Compost Tea (CT) was conducted at laboratory scale. The compost was prepared from Sieved-Agrowaste under two different conditions i.e. aerated (aerobic) and none aerated (anaerobic). The extract...
  11. Abstract, Compost Science and Utilization, 2002 An increasing body of experimental evidence indicates that plant disease can be suppressed by treating plant surfaces with a variety of water-based compost preparations, referred to in the literature as watery fermented compost extracts or compost...
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