Imo good AACT provides more then just microbes?
With out a doubt compost is king! are all compost created equal?
Tea's and foods apps are just tools in the bigger picture of things. All situations are different, to me organic practices should never be set in stone. Use whats needed at the time and go from there to meet your goals. if your grow needs immediate N? use urea or other?? just keep your EC under 1..
Use what appropriate, situation depending. There are no silver bullets, not even compost is one." of course depending on existing conditions"
I know a good soil drench and light foliar app of tea at the same time does wonders for turf ,tree's shrubs, annuals/perennials
If your soil test comes back with super high OM, good nutrient profile and a truly active complete
microbe community? is compost necessary? If you start with great soil? water properly mulch clippings if turf and feed accordingly if needed..?
Moral of the story? What are your goals? take appropriate measures to complete grow.
There is no SET way to apply tea's or anything for that matter..they are tools, learn about and how to use them correctly.
As far as what to charge??? it really depends on what your client expects and your market will allow.
I find most in this biz use a synthetic program wrapped in a organic matter bow
because it's easy and marketable.
Again it will become clearer over time what works, what doesn't, whats real and whats not? Im not criticizing but there's many ways to do it.
Again what does your costumer expect from you???
can you give them a realistically/economically priced program to meet their needs.
It's up to YOU to explain the realities of organic's, whats possible and whats not given the situation and economics. and what you are capable of doing for them?
We haven't even addressed the weed issue yet?
Don't make it complicated, be realistic with your costumers...