We have been perfecting our compost tea brewing technique for the past 15 years and in 2005 we opened the Compost Tea Center which is capable of processing 15,000 gallons per day. Our unique blend of high-end vermicompost and fungally dominated bark mulch compost (made onsite) supply a diverse and concentrated array of microbial life that depleted soils need to properly support plant health. The bacterial to fungal ratios can be adjusted to suit the crop, whether it is a lawn, mature tree, or an agricultural application.
We currently supply six landscape companies with liquid compost extract. Last year our deliveries totaled almost 40,000 gallons of tea. We offer training for small groups at our facility, or we can come to you. Training opportunities include: plant health care and disease prevention, compost/compost tea production, understanding soil tests and making appropriate recommendations, nutrient cycling and the soil food web, microscope use, and microbe identification.
Liquid Compost Extract Overview
Liquid compost extract (LCE) is a concentrated natural liquid amendment derived from worm castings and fungal compost, and enhanced with beneficial microbes, fungi, humic and fulvic acids, auxins, gibberellins, amino acids and other growth enhancers. LCE has billions of beneficial native bacteria and fungi per milliliter. LCE is great for greenhouses, hydroponics, sod farms, agriculture, nurseries, athletic fields, professional turf, home lawncare, home gardens, and indoor potted plants. It will expand the root mass and surface area of turf or any other plant and enable the plant to take in nutrients and water in an extremely efficient manner. It works in concert with any type of fertilizer by breaking it down into usable units for the root systems of turf or any other plants, shrubs, or trees. LCE is also a “green” product and will not hurt the environment, people, children, pets, or plants as any runoff is natural and benign. LCE can be applied
through hydroponic systems, with a hand-held sprayer, backpack sprayer, irrigation system, drip line, boom sprayer, or hydroseeder. The application rate is 1 gallon per 1000 sq. ft or 40 gallons per acre.
- Lowers irrigation costs by 30%-50%
- Lowers fertilization costs by 50%
- Increases root density 30%
- Increases germination rates from 75% to 95%
- No harmful run off
- Reduce death from transplant shock by 70%.
- Increases drought resistance
- Enhances taste and nutritional value of agricultural crops
- Increases growth rate of all types of plants
- Reduce liabilities for employees and clients, as compared to chemical applications.