The Making Of Compost TeasThe Next Generation

Drs. Yan Ramona,M.App.Sc., Ph.D., YAN RAMONA (2003) The Making Of Compost TeasThe Next Generation. Biocycle, 44 (12). ISSN 02765055

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Abstract: Compost teas are known to be effective against a wide range of plant pathogens, if appropriately
prepared and applied, with most interest being focused on the leaf surface. The selective cultivation of both
spore forming and nonspore forming bacterial biological control agents in bulk compost is possible without the
need for prior sterilization. The effectiveness of these composts in protecting lettuce plants from attack by
Sclerotinia minor was demonstrated in a glasshouse trial, but a follow-up field trial was inconclusive due to low
pathogen attack. Regardless of this, the potential for directing the growth of bacteria in compost matrices is
demonstrated - possibly tipping the balance towards improved, standardized biocontrol options.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: USDI USDI Universitas Udayana
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 12:24
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 12:24

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