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| New Compost Tea Industry Association Formed
Eugene, OR – December 23, 2002 – Leaders of the compost tea industry recently formed the Compost Tea Industry Association (CTIA) based in Eugene, Oregon. The membership-based CTIA, an Oregon nonprofit corporation, was created to provide a unified voice and information exchange for this rapidly growing industry.
Compost tea, generally defined as a liquid extract of compost, has gained acceptance by homeowners and commercial growers around the world for its ability to stimulate soil biological activity, improve soil structure, and enhance overall plant health and vigor. Other reported benefits of using compost tea include reduced fungicide and fertilizer requirements and associated cost savings.
The first known commercially available industrial-grade compost tea system was introduced in the United States in 1997. There are now several compost tea systems on the market with a range of features and capacities, reflecting growing demand for these systems and the inception of a new industry.
CTIA will include manufacturers of compost tea systems, producers of compost and vermicompost, and related laboratories, researchers, consultants, growers, vendors and students.
CTIA will also direct the Compost Tea Education and Research Foundation (CTERF)—recently formed to focus on research, public education and outreach. Created as a charitable organization, the Compost Tea Education and Research Foundation will be funded through tax-deductible donations and research or educational grants.
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