Potential of compost tea for suppressing plant diseases

@article{St2014PotentialOC,
  title={Potential of compost tea for suppressing plant diseases},
  author={Chaney C. G. St},
  journal={Cab Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources},
  year={2014},
  volume={9}
}
  • Chaney C. G. St
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Cab Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources
Numerous studies have demonstrated that water-based compost preparations, referred to as compost tea and compost-water extract, can suppress phytopathogens and plant diseases. Despite its potential, compost tea has generally been considered as inadequate for use as a biocontrol agent in conventional cropping systems but important to organic producers who have limited disease control options. The major impediments to the use of compost tea have been the lessthan-desirable and inconsistent levels… Expand
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