Compost extract, is an economical way to deliver many of the benefits of high-quality compost efficiently and effectively. Compost extract made with the CE-450 is a water-based extraction of the soluble minerals, humic substances, and microbes from high-quality compost. A food source is also added to the compost tea to stimulate microbial activity and reproduction. High-quality compost is a source of diverse beneficial microbes which, along with microbial food sources, multiply numerous times on crop leaves and in the crop’s root zone. Compost is typically applied to the soil by a side dressing in the furrow, as a foliar by spraying or through an irrigation system to the leaves of a growing crop, or sprayed on crop residue to capture the nutrients. The diverse microbial profile in compost help the plant’s leaves absorb nutrients from the air, and as they find their way into the soil, they help the plant’s root system extract nutrients from the soil.
Compost Extraction System is a high production compost process. The basic principle of the extraction system is to use more high-quality compost, effectively extracting the soluble minerals, humus, and microbiology. No food sources are added immediately, allowing the inactive microbes tore main inactive, thus conserving oxygen. This extends the useful life of the compost to two to four weeks. Because the microbial population was not made active by adding food, the microbial diversity that existed in the compost is preserved.
The CE-450 produces compost continuously as 1 500 liters of water passes through the extraction system. When the 1 500 liters cycle is complete, the spent compost sludge is flushed from the system. Even though the spent compost sludge does not amount to a large volume, it is often put into a beginning windrow as an ingredient. Once a fresh charge of compost is put in the extractor, production of the next cycle can begin. Each 30 minute cycle of the Compost Extraction System produces up to 1 500 liters of high quality extract, for a throughput of 3 000 liters per hour.