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Re: Regulation of compost teas (was: NOSB loses its head)
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From: "Dale Wilson" <nosliwelad@YAHOO.COM>
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 06:51
Subject: Re: [SANET-MG] Regulation of compost teas (was: NOSB loses its
> >> "Recommendation: Compost teas if used in contact with crops less
> >> than 120 days before harvest must be made from high quality compost
> >> described above and not prepared with addition of supplemental
> >> nutrients such as sugars, molasses or other readily available
> >> (soluble) carbon sources."
> The recommendation would permit the use of compost tea made from high
> quality compost any time, right up to harvest, as long as no soluble
> exogenous food source is added.
> I guess what you are really saying is that compost tea does not work
> unless one adds sugar, or something like it, to the juice before
> application. Is that true?
Alcohol ( diluted ) is a soluble carbon source, but, I don't see it as
adding to microbial activity, and it is easier for plants ( the ones that
can use it ) to up take it as a carbon source when high temps are involved.