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The making of compost teas - the next generation?


Line, MA and Ramona, Y, The making of compost teas - the next generation?, Biocycle USA, 44, (12) pp. 55-56. ISSN 0276-5055 (2003) [Letter or Note in Journal]


The preparation, use and effectiveness of compost teas are discussed. Compost teas are effective against a wide range of plant pathogens, if properly prepared and applied. A non-sterile fish waste-wood waste compost was manipulated to cultivate several non-sporing biocontrol bacteria. High cell numbers of the inoculated bacteria in compost were achieved with two non-sporing isolates achieving near-monoculture status after 10 to 14 days ambient incubation.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbial ecology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Other plant production and plant primary products
Objective Field:Other plant production and plant primary products not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Line, MA (Dr Martin Line)
UTAS Author:Ramona, Y (Mr Yan Ramona)
ID Code:27473
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-03-15

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