LMF™ (Liquid Microbe Food)
Specialised food formulation for microbial brews.
One key to successful compost tea brewing is the supply of a food source capable of feeding and fostering thousands of different microbe species. LMF™ (Liquid Microbe Food) contains the essential ingredients, which have proven to deliver suitable promotion to maintain this all-important diversity during the multiplication process.
– Soluble food source for bacterial and fungal brews.
– Ensures rapid microbe multiplication.
– Reduces contamination potential.
BREWING INSTRUCTIONS All brewing equipment must be thoroughly cleaned before and after use (e.g. using Path-X™ at 100 mL/10 L). When using potentially contaminated water sources (e.g. dam water) treat water first using bleach (4 % available chlorine) at a rate of 50 mL per 100 L of water. Proportional amounts of bleach will be required if the available chlorine % varies. Aerate for at least one (1) hour, until the smell of chlorine dissipates. Fungi Dominated: For each 100 L of water in the brewer add 1 L of LMF™ (Liquid Microbe Food) plus 1 L of Dominate-F™, followed by 5 L of compost (a compost tea bag may be required, depending on the design of the brewing equipment). Brew with aeration and agitation for 24 – 36* hrs at 20 – 25ºC. Ideally apply as soon as possible after brewing, however use of a Dominate™ product will increase the stability of the brew for up to 2 weeks. Bacteria Dominated: For each 100 L of water in the brewer add 1 L of LMF™ (Liquid Microbe Food) plus 1 L of Dominate-B™, followed by 50 g of Nutri-Life MicroForce™ (sprinkling product over the surface and allowing agitation to mix). Brew with aeration and agitation for 18 – 24 hrs* at 20 – 30ºC. Ideally apply as soon as possible after brewing, however use of a Dominate™ product will increase the stability of the brew for up to 2 weeks. *Brews may require longer in cooler conditions. Monitor the brew closely. Heavy frothing is a sign of completion of a bacterial dominated brew and the brewer can now be turned off. Fungal brews should show minimal frothing.
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