Quantum Growth & MicrobeLife vs. Compost Teas
Simply stated, Quantum Growth and MicrobeLife are controlled, stabilized, safe and guaranteed biological products. Compost teas are inconsistent, input-dependent, uncontrolled products that may or may not have biological value. Quantum Growth is backed by many studies from the top universities in the world that prove the efficacy, safety, and the microbes that are guaranteed in the product. Compost teas have few or any studies backing that they work; in fact, almost all the studies found in the scientific literature or done by universities have demonstrated that there is no value in compost teas. Even more, there are many university and USDA studies showing that compost teas can be dangerous or growth disease-causing pathogens.
To make this more understandable, let's use yogurt as an
example. When yogurt is produced or made at home, you take
known bacteria and put them in a media (usually milk). You
then use very precise conditions to grow the known bacteria that
are beneficial for you health. In commercial production, yogurt is tested to be sure
that the correct bacteria grew, and that the amount that they
are in the final product are actually present. Then, that yogurt is
tested to be sure there are no disease-causing pathogens present. That is the equivalent of Quantum Growth and
MicrobeLife - the are grown from known bacteria in a known media
under controlled conditions and guaranteed to have beneficial
microbes and no pathogens. On the other hand, if you just leave milk on the counter and let any
bacteria that happen to be floating by fall into the contained and grow
that, you are
highly unlikely to get any beneficial bacteria that you would have in
controlled yogurt. You are almost guaranteed to get moldy milk. This
mold may not necessarily be harmful, but it doesn't have the health
benefit that controlled and know probiotic bacteria do. In
additional, you can not
guarantee any counts of microbes, or even say what that moldy milk contains for microbes. That is what a compost tea is.
There are many scientific articles that dispute the claim that compost teas have any benefits (a large body of scientific articles negating these claims can be found here).
In fact, as quoted by Dr. Linda Chalker in an article cited below: "A quick search of the Internet
revealed that most of the websites containing the phrase “compost tea” are .com sites: most are selling
something. The few .edu sites that do exist are cautious in regard to the miraculous properties associated with compost teas."
Although there are a few studies demonstrating some depression of disease by compost teas it should be remembered that "Since (Compost Teas) are not registered by the EPA as a pesticide, it is illegal to recommend its use as one, or to apply it as such to another person’s landscape". Doing so can result in large fines and even jail time.
Many products on the market claiming biology are based on the same, unstable compost teas as described above and disproven scientifically. Here is an example of a "...waste and leaf debris" based product which is the basis for a compost tea and requires a refrigerator to stabilize it. Additionally, the teas from many of these products are usually grown on or contain the same molasses that have been found by university studies to potentially grow pathogens. There is no special equipment (such as large energy-consuming and expensive refrigerators), storage conditions or ventilation required for our non-compost tea, non-molasses, consistent controlled biological inoculant Quantum Growth. Even better, it is shelf stable for 3 years at room temperature and highly concentrated (1 gallon per acre)! Quantum Growth is backed by a large body of University Studies and has counts verified by highly-regarded unbiased, third party universities and professors. Ask other products if they can produce the same documentation that we readily display on our website.
Science negates any claims that compost teas have any beneficial effects for plant, tree or turf growth. In fact, they may be dangerous. No compost or other type of tea can match the stability, consistency, scalability, stringent safety testing, proven university validation or quality and performance of Quantum Growth and MicrobeLife.
Compost Tea Don't Work - The Science Negates The Claims & Myths
Compost Tea Dangers - Teas Can Grow Pathogens
• Kentucky State University - Task Force unanimously urges USDA and its agencies to strongly support additional research on the potential for crop contamination and plant disease/pest control by compost tea.
• Washington State University (Dr. Chalker) - The Myth of Compost Tea Part III: Aerobically-brewed compost tea suppresses disease - "Since (Compost Tea) is not registered by the EPA as a pesticide, it is illegal to recommend its use as one, or to apply it as such to another person’s landscape".