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Shelf Stable For 3 Years • No Refrigeration Needed • Not an Unstable or Inconsistent Compost Tea • Guaranteed Counts of Known Microbes • 40 Years of Proven Manufacturing Experience • Backed By University Studies & Top Industry Professionals
Quantum Growth Versus Unstable Unproven Compost Teas

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.

Quantum Growth Versus Unstable Unproven Compost Teas Ecological Laboratories Quantum Growth MicrobeLife Production Facility 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 claim 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.
Quantum Growth Versus Unstable Unproven Compost Teas

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. 

For more detailed information on the unregulated fermentation that is compost tea, click here.

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.

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Compost Tea Don't Work - The Science Negates The Claims & Myths

Washington State University (Dr. Chalker) - The Myth of Compost tea: Examining the science behind the claims (There is none).

Washington State University (Dr. Chalker) - The Myth of Compost Tea Part I: Compost tea is an effective alternative to traditional pesticides (False).

Washington State University (Dr. Chalker) - The Myth of Compost Tea Part II: Aerobically-brewed compost tea suppresses disease (False).

University of Connecticut - A study by UCONN demonstrating no effects from the application of compost teas.

Oregon State University - There is a rapidly growing, compost tea industry that continues to downplay the lack of reputable science behind the product.

Kansas State University - Application of Two Microbial Teas Did Not Affect Collard or Spinach Yield.

Taking Your Gardening Dollar - Still confused about compost tea, I turn to Rodale: From The Rodale Institute"...results did not warrant the work, variables and risks of using (compost teas)."

The Informed Gardener - The myth of compost tea.

• Garden myths - compost teas.

Compost Tea Dangers - Teas Can Grow Pathogens

Clemson University - A study demonstrating that compost extract contains sufficient nutrients for pathogen regrowth.

US Dept. of Agriculture - Factors Affecting Compost Tea as a Potential Source of E.coli and Salmonella on Fresh Produce.

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.

University of Strathclyde - Legionella bacteria found in compost products.

US Dept. of Agriculture - Regrowth of Pathogenic Bacteria in Compost Teas and Risk of Transmission to Strawberry Plants.

• Man dies after inhaling fungal spores from garden compost.

• Could your compost kill you? Bacteria that can cause disease in humans - and even death - is present in bags of organic material.

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".