Increases Pest Resistance and Disease Suppression
The beneficial microorganisms in EcoTea™ consume harmful herbivores and pathogenic organisms but do not harm beneficial insects. With EcoTea™, stronger and healthier plants are better suited to resist the attack of pest insects. In the presence of pathogens, several microbes within EcoTea™ have the ability to produce antibiotics to fend off disease.
Many agricultural soils are under stress from chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. These chemicals eliminate much of the soil’s biodiversity, and under these conditions, micro-invertebrate, bacterial, and fungal pests are able to proliferate. EcoTea™ re-introduces beneficial microorganisms into the soil and restores it to a more natural, healthy form.
Provides Immediate Nutrition
Nutrients present in soil must exist in particular forms in order for plants to benefit from them, but many are locked up in humic materials within soil aggregates. Humic materials are processed by bacteria and protozoa, unlocking the stored nutrients, Nitrogen in particular, into forms that are useful to plants. Beneficial organisms in EcoTea™ feed on substances naturally present in the soil, unlocking them for plant use.
Stimulates Plant Growth
The microorganisms in EcoTea™ release micro-nutrients, plant hormones and enzymes into the root zones, making them readily available for plant uptake. In return, the plant releases sugars into the surrounding soil as a fuel source for microbes. By utilizing these hormones and enzymes, plants do not need to expend energy creating them and in turn can focus on more vigorous growth.
Improves Soil Nutrient Retention
When synthetic nutrients are added to soil, nothing holds them in place. With irrigation and rainfall, nutrients often swiftly drift below the root zone, rendering them useless to plants. Nutrient leaching contributes to ground water contamination in areas of intense agriculture, and leads to soil acidification. EcoTea™ microbes extend the reach of the plant roots, making use of nutrients applied.
Improves Soil Structure
EcoTea™ will naturally improve the structure of your soil via microbial, fungal and invertebrate action. This allows oxygen to move into and through the soil. It allows plants to easily move their roots through the soil. EcoTea™ fungi attaches to the root hair and can increase the reach of the plant roots. They act as micro highways for the bacteria to travel from the nutrient source back to the plant root. It improves moisture retention which is a key component in microbe function. It improves your soil’s ability to deal with erosion and compaction.
What Else Does EcoTea™ Offer?
EcoTea™ breaks down toxic compounds by reducing nutrient leaching and minimizing salt build up. The effects increase and improve with time.
- Restores soil biodiversity
- Provides immediate nutrients
- Stimulates plant growth
- Improves soil nutrient retention
- Improves soil structure
- Increases pest resistance
- Suppresses disease
EcoTea™ Dry Seed Dressing
EcoTea™ Liquid Seed Dressing