Investigating the Use of Compost Tea for Rapid Restoration of Soil Ecology on Four Indiana Farms

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $17,959.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $17,582.00
Region: North Central
State: Indiana
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  • Agronomic: corn, oats, rye, soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: apples
  • Vegetables: beans, carrots, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Animals: poultry, sheep


  • Animal Production: free-range, pasture fertility, range improvement, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, cover crops, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: grass waterways, riverbank protection, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: biological control, mulching - vegetative
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, composting
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.