“It [compost tea] is very safe to make and use, and on the trial area is proving beneficial to the grass and the soil, and I believe we are improving the quality of both far quicker this way than we would by any alternative method.”
—Richard Dexter, Head Groundsman, Oakham School, UK
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.
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.
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.
“From an environmental point of view we should be able to greatly reduce granular fertiliser applications, although I do not expect them to cease entirely. …[Compost Tea] is very safe to make and use, and on the trial area is proving beneficial to the grass and the soil, and I believe we are improving the quality of both far quicker this way than we would by any alternative method. In addition, we have almost totally eliminated Poa annua (annual meadow grass) and all the pitches look much better.”
Head Groundsman, Oakham School, UK
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 OMRI-listed, and the majority of ingredients are certified organic.