Bison Brew Compost Tea
Bison Brew Compost Tea
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Bison Brew is the best compost for brewing tea, mixing in media, and growing mushrooms: made 100% by American Bison and aged for at least 2 years to the point of fungal dominance. Bison are the largest bovine with the most diverse microbial communities, far superior to cows. Naturally high in carbon and contains numerous minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, and Zinc. Everyone loves brewing compost teas because it is fun and they work so well to boost overall plant health.
Bison compost is know to have 30% more IMO(indigenous microorganisms) than for example cow compost. This 30% increase equates to the effectiveness going up 500-600% because diversity and redundancy are more important and harder to achieve in natural systems than any other factor.
Good water-holding capacity: The organic nature of Bison manure enables it to retain moisture, ensuring that the substrate remains adequately hydrated throughout the cultivation process. Maintaining consistent moisture levels is crucial for all growth.
Certain mushroom varieties grow with bovine manure. Bison Brew is an excellent addition to mushroom growing substrates acting as the coevolved food source. The amount requited varies depending on the particular type.
We have numerous testimonials of 2-6" of growth in one 24 hour period after applying the compost tea. This is due to the fact that the compost tea process accelerates the activation of all the living organisms in the compost and gets them into the most active state to process and distribute nutrients back to your plants. Additionally, the natural humid and fulvic acids and all the macro, micro, and trace minerals become soluble and more bioavailable right upon introduction. Harness the spirit of the buffalo that built the fertility of our American soils, making it the bread basket of the world that it is today.
How to Brew:
It is recommended to make a 24 hour aerated compost tea for plants in the vegetative phase, and make a 48 hour aerated compost tea for plants in the boom phase. Use immediately after the recommended interval, at this point dilute at a rate of 1:1 all the way up to 1:50 (For example: a 5 gallon brew is added to another 5 gallons of water all the way up to 250 gallons of water and immediately drenched or sprayed on the plants). You use it immediately because the living organisms that have been awoken are at a peak level and need to be unleashed into their new environment so they can thrive and set up the ideal environment for nutrient exchange with your plants/soil. Any extra- put it out on your favorite plants outside, any tree or even grass will benefit immensely.
Brew instructions (scale this to however many gallons you are brewing):
5 gallons water
1-2 cups Bison Brew
2 TBS unsulfured Molasses
Optional boost: 2 TBS Grease Gold(or any color Label), 2-4 TBS Blue Grease, 2-4 TBS Alfa Grease, 2-3 cups aged wood chips (preferably deciduous softwood or hardwood)
The duration of an AACT (Aerated Compost Tea) is influenced by various environmental factors, including temperature, humidity, and pressure. These factors play a crucial role in determining the ideal conditions for microbial activity and nutrient availability within the tea. Warmer temperatures typically accelerate the growth and reproduction of beneficial microorganisms, leading to a shorter brew time. Similarly, higher humidity levels promote microbial activity and nutrient extraction, further impacting the duration of the brewing process. Additionally, the pressure applied during aeration affects the rate at which microbes multiply and the extraction of nutrients from the compost. As a result of these environmental influences, the AACT can reach its peak harvest time somewhere between 12 to 48 hours, during which it is rich in beneficial microorganisms and nutrients, ready to be applied to the soil to promote healthy plant growth.
The presence of bubbles and foam on the surface of an AACT (Aerated Compost Tea) is often seen as an indicator of peak microbial growth. The formation of bubbles is a result of the aeration process, which promotes the proliferation of beneficial microorganisms in the tea. While the appearance of bubbles and foam can signify active microbial activity, it is essential to understand that they are not the sole determinants of the tea's completion. The optimal duration for AACT brewing varies based on environmental conditions and the composition of the compost used. Instead of relying solely on the presence of bubbles, it is best to consider other factors such as brew time, water color, and odor to determine when the AACT is fully matured and ready for application. A comprehensive assessment of these characteristics ensures that the AACT is at its peak effectiveness, containing a diverse population of beneficial microorganisms and nutrient-rich components for plant growth.
Top Dress or Mixing Instructions:
Apply 1-2 TBS evenly on top of the soil and scratch into the first 1-2" of soil. Water as you normally do and reapply every 2-3 weeks depending on the size of the plant. Larger plants may require more frequent intervals, and larger doses.
Attention farmers and dedicated front yard and backyard gardeners: Bison Brew grows nutrient dense foods that improve health and disease resistance when consumed. This is an amazing garden amendment due to its ability to increase organic matter percentage in the soil and provide all the trace nutrients that are bound to carbon in the plant and become available as phytonutrients for the human body. Excellent for improving the quality of alfalfa, corn and other feed crops as well. Quality in equals quality out. We take the time to age and turn our buffalo compost to fungal dominant perfection. It contains your macronutrients in a balanced NPK of 1-1-1 as well a rich source of secondary micronutrients and trace elements. The biodiversity of organisms and high mineral content including iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. This leads to the proper life in the soil that can spoon feed these essential nutrients to the plant at a constant rate for the fastest growth and best naturally enhanced immune system through the production of secondary plant metabolites and terpenes.
Using bovine (Bison) manure in mushroom growing substrate offers several benefits that contribute to the successful cultivation of mushrooms. Here are the main advantages:
- Nutrient-rich: Bovine manure is a valuable source of nutrients, particularly nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which are essential for mushroom growth. These nutrients support the mycelium's development and subsequent fruiting body formation.
- pH buffering: Bison manure has a pH that typically ranges from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. This pH range can buffer the substrate, preventing drastic shifts in acidity during the mushroom growing process, which is favorable for the growth of many mushroom species.
- Low cost: Bovine manure is inexpensive considering it is composted aggressively in a wind row tractor turned system for 2 years before it is ready for sale.
- Versatility: Bison manure can be used alone or in combination with other substrates to create customized mixes suitable for different mushroom species. This versatility allows growers to adjust the substrate's composition to meet the specific requirements of various mushrooms.
It's important to note that while bison manure has numerous benefits, it needs to be properly prepared and pasteurized before use in mushroom cultivation. Pasteurization is a critical step to eliminate potential harmful pathogens and competing microorganisms that could hinder mushroom growth.
Different mushroom species have specific substrate requirements, so it's essential to research and understand the needs of the particular mushroom variety you are cultivating. Additionally, maintaining proper environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity, is essential for successful mushroom cultivation regardless of the substrate used.
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