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Old July 6, 2013   #69
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Originally Posted by RayR View Post
I don't see it as a contradiction, her focus with compost tea is restoring the Soil Food Web, nutrient cycling and all. Overall disease suppression is a result of restoring that healthy soil biology. A home brew compost tea itself may or may not suppress certain pathogens as a foiliar spray or a soil drench, there is no reliable way of knowing that beforehand as we all agree.
Isn't it more than just the suggestion that bucket-bubbler fails in the disease suppression category. What I found most concerning was the table 6 on page 46 where it lists that both Bucket-bubbler and trough methods were not able to produce any detectable "active bacteria" nor "active fungi." How is one to read that and then feel "good" about using the 5-gal bucket-bubbler method?
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