Compost

At Sun Seeker Agri we will give you a high-quality compost and a unique blend of food source for your microbes and help you to build your own compost tea system. Then you start brew your own compost tea.

Why Use Compost Tea?

Sustainable plant health and plant production depends on specialized relationships with beneficial soil microbes. Compost tea is used for two reasons: To inoculate highly diverse beneficial species of microbial life into the soil or onto the foliage of plants, and to add soluble nutrients to the foliage or to the soil in order to feed the organisms and the plants present.

The use of compost tea is suggested any time the organisms in the soil or on the plants are not at optimum levels. Chemical-based pesticides, fumigants, herbicides and many synthetic fertilizers kill a range of the beneficial microorganisms that encourage plant growth, while compost teas improve the life in the soil and on plant surfaces. High quality compost tea will inoculate the leaf surface and soil with beneficial microorganisms, instead of destroying them.

What Is Compost Tea?

Compost tea is a liquid inoculum produced by leaching soluble nutrients and extracting bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes from compost. The compost tea brewing process can be likened to brewing beer or wine and, like these same processes, requires care and the right tea-making equipment.

When these are present, making compost tea that will help your plants becomes as easy as flipping a light switch. “Compost tea” is a soil inoculum that helps to ensure that the needs of productive plants are met throughout their productive life.

What Is Compost Tea?

What Is In Compost Tea?

Tea contains all the soluble nutrients extracted from the compost plus additional microbe foods, as well as contains all the species of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes in the compost.

Foods extracted from the compost or added to the tea grow beneficial organisms. A large diversity of foods and organisms are extracted from compost. The beneficial bacteria and fungi growing on the compost foods, along with the added specific microbe foods, results in growing many individuals of many different species.

By using Sunseeker compost tea we can establish a healthy wood web. The functions of a healthy foodweb are:

So they do not leach or volatilize from the soil.

Reduction or complete deletion of inorganic fertilizer applications is possible.

 

The right ratio of fungi to bacteria is needed for this to happen, as well as the right numbers and activity of the predators.

 

So oxygen, water and other nutrients can easily move into the soil and into deep, well-structured root systems.

Roots should go down into the soil for at least several to 10’s and perhaps 100’s of centimeters, but the compaction that humans impose on soil results in toxic materials being produced, preventing good root penetration. The only sustainable way to deal with this is to have the proper biology build the structure in the soil again, so oxygen and water can move into the soil. When the biology is functioning properly, water use is reduced, the need for fertilizers is reduced, and plant production is increased.

Through competition with non -Beneficial’s, by setting up the soil and foliar conditions to help the Beneficial’s instead of the diseases.

By making certain the foods the plant surfaces release into the soil are used by beneficial, not disease organisms, making certain that infection sites on plant surfaces are occupied by beneficial, and not disease-causing organisms. And by making certain predators that prefer disease-causing organisms are present to consume disease-causing organisms.

Organisms exist in populations that are balanced according to optimal growth conditions for your type of plant.