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Home  >  Soils & Compost  >   Notes on Compost Teas (Summary)

Notes on Compost Teas


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By Steve Diver

Published: 2002

Updated: 2002



19 pages

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Please note: This ATTRA publication has been archived or discontinued.
Therefore, the information contained in it may not be up to date.


This publication offers a brief discussion of compost teas compared with compost extracts, describes some methods and equipment for compost tea production, and introduces the soil foodweb concept. A list of laboratories that analyze compost tea is provided, along with an anotated list of key literature and links to resources on the Web.

Table of Contents

Compost Teas vs. Compost Extracts
Liquid Organic Extracts vs. Compost Teas
Methods of Compost Tea Production
Compost Tea Brewing Equipment
Soil Foodweb: Concepts, Microbial Analysis, Application
Laboratories that Specialize in Microbial Analysis for Compost Teas
Key Literature
Further Web Resources

Note: Digital downloads are in full color. Printed, mailed copies are only available in black & white.


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