Should You Use Surfactants When Spraying Compost Tea?
The question I have for you has to do with spraying compost tea. Do you use a surfactant, or wetting agent, to help the tea stick to, and become absorbed by, the leaf surfaces. I am sure you are aware of their widespread use, and impressive results in other foliar spray applications.
Most such agents are detergents and would, of course, probably degrade the microbial life in the tea. So, I was wondering if there is an organic, or milder, alternative that can give us some of the benefits of good surfactation (lol) with minimal downside?
Sounds like a question for someone with a fancy $600 microscope.
Thanks for all you do.
You have helped me start a worm bin, fill my new raised beds with the perfect mix, and get started using compost teas.
Eric in Denver