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  • Colin Hendee

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    September 4, 2021 at 12:15 pm
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    One of my big questions in the SFW approach is how a foliar application of compost tea works. If the idea behind the compost tea is mainly as a biological inoculant, how does sending microbes that are suited to the compost pile conditions of decomposing organic matter onto a leaf surface function? Maybe there are microbial metabolites and chemical signals or secondary aspects of the tea that stimulate the biology that is already present? I would like to have a better idea of how that is intended to function. I would imagine that sending microbes that thrive in compost on to a leaf surface would end up with a lot of dead microbes- maybe the nutrients in the dead bodies of the microbes are being taken in. I don’t know.