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Old 07-12-2011, 11:33 PM
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Food for the microbes (via liquid program)

Hello Everyone,

I will be using ICT's Compost Tea product next season and I was looking for something to put down with it or in a separate application that will feed the microbes. My program is all liquid (makes it easier as a one man operation) so something that will work with that. I know that it needs to have a lot of protein and I was looking for other's opinions. Also how will the temperature affect the microbes? I'll let my customers know to water in the application to get it to the soil, but we all know how that is going to work out (they won't do it). How will this affect the microbial application? Thanks for the input.

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I would love to top dress with compost but most people in my area won't pay for it.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:12 AM
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Hello Everyone,

I will be using ICT's Compost Tea product next season and I was looking for something to put down with it or in a separate application that will feed the microbes. My program is all liquid (makes it easier as a one man operation) so something that will work with that. I know that it needs to have a lot of protein and I was looking for other's opinions. Also how will the temperature affect the microbes? I'll let my customers know to water in the application to get it to the soil, but we all know how that is going to work out (they won't do it). How will this affect the microbial application? Thanks for the input.

ps

I would love to top dress with compost but most people in my area won't pay for it.
ICT Compost Tea works well on it's own. We also supply fish hydrolysate, seaweed, humates and molasses as additional food sources.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:49 AM
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Thanks Barry,

I didn't know the 123 Compost Tea included everything the microbes needed. My goal is to move towards organic programs, but I have to do it within the parameters of a liquid program. Thanks a bunch.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:10 AM
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Thanks Barry,

I didn't know the 123 Compost Tea included everything the microbes needed. My goal is to move towards organic programs, but I have to do it within the parameters of a liquid program. Thanks a bunch.
Yep, 123 Compost Tea is in 3 parts: Part 1 de-chlorinates your water source, Part 2 is the microbes in dormant state, and Part 3 is their food source. Feel free to PM me if you have more questions.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:13 PM
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I appreciate your help Barry. I'll take you up on that pm invite. Thanks a bunch...
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