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Diluting my tea (temperature & humic acid)

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by lawncuttinfoo, May 10, 2008.

  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,010

    It is still chilly in these parts (45-70) When I am diluting my tea the water is very cold coming from the tap. Are my populations surviving this?

    Also, how long do I need to let the humic acid do its work to reduce the chloriminates?
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    Chloramines (chlorine ammonia bond) will be used up very quickly, almost immediately. Their job is to oxidize, when that many organics hit it at one time they are depleted within seconds

    If you are brewing CT you should drop a thermometer in there some time and watch the temps rise as the brew starts to get going. I would have to assume that the ground temp is low too so it makes no difference

    If its AACT or ours the good guys will get up and going when the environment is right, until then they sleep or are biomass to the rest of the soil
  3. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    If you have active bacteria, they dont die at a lower temp they become inactive as i understand it.

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