Buy Compost Tea Catalyst in 6 Convenient Sizes
Compost Tea Catalyst™ comes in six convenient sizes to fit your particular Compost Tea production needs. Our 15 oz. jar is included in every Compost Tea System10. For medium to large operations, Catalyst is boxed in 4.5, 9 and 45 lb. packages with measuring scoops. We also offer two bulk tote options for larger scale operations, providing the lowest cost per gallon of Compost Tea production.
“An aerobically brewed Compost Tea requires a microbial food source in order to significantly increase the numbers of microorganisms beyond the concentration that is in the initial solution of compost and water. Growing Solutions Compost Tea Catalyst was developed as a balanced nutrient source that supplies complex carbon and other nutrients to enrich the growth of the natural biodiversity of microorganisms found in the starting compost material.”
Vicki Bess, BBC Laboratories, Inc., Tempe, AZ
Biodiversity is the key to resilience in natural systems. Good compost contains a broad diversity—thousands of different species—of beneficial microorganisms, many of which can be extracted into solution. Adding a supplemental food source during the Compost Tea production cycle promotes robust growth and proliferation of specific types of desirable microorganisms. Growing Solutions Compost Tea Catalyst is a microbial food source that contains soluble kelp, rock powder and a blend of botanical ingredients formulated for optimal microbial growth and diversity. Compost Tea Catalyst contains only complex carbohydrates—no molasses or simple sugars.
Illustration Brantlee Spakes-Richter
Growing Solutions Compost Tea Catalyst™ is listed with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) as an accepted input in certified organic operations. OMRI is a nonprofit organization serving the organic community and the public by verifying “inputs,” such as fertilizers and other products intended for use in producing certified organic food or fiber. OMRI review includes ingredient verification and evaluation of the manufacturing process to ensure that OMRI Listed products are made without prohibited substances. Farmers and producers recognize and rely on OMRI and the OMRI seal to help protect the integrity of their organic systems. Organic growers and producers can use OMRI Listed products with confidence because certifiers accept OMRI’s product review decisions.
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|Size||Tea Volume Produced||Area Of Coverage|
|15 oz. (425 g)||50 gallons (200 liters)||2 acres ag / 1 acre turf|
|4.5 lb. (2 kg)||250 gallons (1,000 liters)||10 acres ag / 5 acres turf|
|9 lb. (4 kg)||500 gallons (2,000 liters)||20 acres ag / 10 acres turf|
|45 lb. (20 kg)||2,500 gallons (10,000 liters)||100 acres ag / 50 acres turf|
|540 lb. (245 kg)||30,000 gallons (113,500 liters)||1,200 acres ag / 600 acres turf|
|1,080 lb. (490 kg)||60,000 gallons (227,125 liters)||2,400 acres ag / 1,200 acres turf|
How much Catalyst do I need?
This chart shows how much Compost Tea Catalyst is needed to produce a quantity of Compost Tea and the resulting area covered in agricultural and turf applications. All rates are approximate and are based on 25 gallons of Compost Tea concentrate per acre for agricultural applications, and 50 gallons of Compost Tea concentrate per acre for turf applications (1 gal. per 1,000 sq ft./1 acre = 43,560 sq ft.).
Savings grow by the numbers
|Size||Tea volume produced||Cost per gallon|
|15 oz. (425 g)||50 gallons (200 liters)||$0.66|
|4.5 lb. (2 kg)||250 gallons (1,000 liters)||$0.31|
|9 lb. (4 kg)||500 gallons (2,000 liters)||$0.29|
|45 lb. (20 kg)||2,500 gallons (10,000 liters)||$0.20|
|540 lb. (245 kg)||30,000 gallons (113,500 liters)||$0.19|
|1,080 lb. (490 kg)||60,000 gallons (227,125 liters)||$0.16|
* gallon to liter conversions are approximate
Growing Solutions and Pearl Buck Center (PBC) have enjoyed a strategic relationship for more than five years. Pearl Buck Center offers people with disabilities and their families quality choices and supports to achieve their goals. We’ve placed our commercial mixing equipment at PBC and we contract with them to mix and package our Compost Tea Catalyst product line. All five sizes of Compost Tea Catalyst and a new 500kg international market tote are produced at PBC. We feel strongly about the mission of PBC and their work with individuals and families. We love the work they do and their ability to scale to our needs is key in our ability to meet market demand for our products.