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Old 03-21-2009, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by dirtandhoops View Post
For me getting started it boils down to this: I can afford to wheelbarrow and cast compost on lawns up to about 10,000 sq ft. Larger than that I don't think I can do economically without a topdresser which don't have. Therefore, spraying compost tea would be quicker. Comments?
That is exactly the application for compost teas
You should however put top dressing in your program spring and fall at least for the first 2 years

But soils are different in different areas what is the SOM in your area?
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:02 AM
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Thanks everybody for the information. And thanks Bill for the e-mail reply
to my questions.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by tadhussey View Post
This coming from a tea manufacturer, and I'd still have to say "No." Compost tea allows for increased portability, the ability to get a lot of microbes out of a relatively small amount of compost, less labor costs, and finally also allows for application directly to the leaf surface of the plant (no point in doing this with ICT, extraction, or other inactive forms of biology).

Compost offers a habitat for the little guys, increases your organic matter, and adds nutrients/minerals.

Compost tea will work much faster, but compost will provide long term benefits.
thats my take as well, compost is king
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