“Our coffee yields jumped 40%, we reduced our fertilizer use by 54%, and we have seen better uniformity and better branch structure in our coffee tree seedlings. We have also experienced less incidence of rust disease than that of neighboring coffee farms.”
—Ted Plocharski, Armenia Farms, Guatemala
A biologically robust Compost Tea delivers an abundance of active microorganisms to the plant and root zone. This vast microbial network plays an essential role in nutrient cycling, effectively reducing the need for additional fertilizer inputs.
The bacteria and fungi in Compost Tea are key players in the formation of soil aggregates. In addition to having greater water-holding capacity, well-aggregated soils are more stable and less prone to erosion.
One of the most often-reported benefits of Compost Tea is its ability to minimize damage from fungal diseases. The vast numbers of diverse microorganisms provided by Compost Tea function as a biological shield to prevent disease-causing organisms from reaching devastating levels, effectively reducing the need for fungicides.
“We have realized numerous benefits at Armenia Farms using compost tea made with Growing Solutions technology and Compost Tea Catalyst. In our dairy operation, the protein content of our forage grasses increased 18%. As a result, milk production saw an overall gain and the protein content in our milk increased 12%.
Our coffee yields jumped 40%, we reduced our fertilizer use by 54%, and we have seen better uniformity and better branch structure in our coffee tree seedlings. We have also experienced less incidence of rust disease than that of neighboring coffee farms.
Use of Compost Tea in our ornamental plant nursery suppressed mites and aphids, allowing us to cut our pesticide and fertilizer applications by 50%.”
Armenia Farms, Guatemala
Compost Tea Catalyst
Growing Solutions’ Compost Tea Catalyst is a unique blend of ingredients formulated to stimulate diverse microbial growth during aerated Compost Tea production. Compost Tea Catalyst is ideal for use in organic production, and the majority of ingredients are certified organic.