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Compost tea is a powerful tool used in biological growing methods to establish and bolster strong populations of beneficial microbes in the soil and on plants. The soil is a complex and prolific universe of delicately balanced soil organisms which have evolved to cycle nutrients to plants. Over time these populations get damaged or exterminated due to chemical/mechanical/environmental inputs. By restoring the beneficial bacteria, fungi and protozoa to your soil, you can rebuild the foodweb which is the basis of nature’s own fertility cycle.

Foliar and root feeding with actively aerated compost tea (AACT) keeps plants healthier and helps them to fight off potential diseases and pests. AACT puts the good biology where the plant needs it by out competing pathogens occupying infection sites on the leaf's surface and out competing pathogens. The good biology is held in place by simple sugars excreted by the plant. These exudates keep the beneficial microorganisms thriving and procreating, literally creating a barrier around the root zone to nurture and protect the plant.

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