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Including LAB serum into compost teas

 
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Welcome, Eric. Very much looking forward to your edifications! Will you address the possibility, pros/cons, of incorporating LAB serum into compost teas? (e.g.,  

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Hi, thanks Diane.

Sorry I have been late in replying. Over last week I was inundated with questions and certain questions needed somewhat detailed responses to do them justice.

Just to be clear Lactobacillus sp. is the largest genus in Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) Order which is often used interchangeably by mistake. I'm just talking about Lactobacillus sp. here not the full Order. Lactobacillus is probably the most significant one for our permie needs.

Lactobacillus is great for a soil amendment, great feeding to livestock, great as a manure digester. It is also very good when used in soil remediation.
Fine as a (senesced,fallen) leaf digester if you keep it very moist and covered. Not a lot of use (living leaves) in foliar sprays – LAB is a facultative anaerobe so is not great at competing in very aerobic conditions such as a leaf surface. Not a lot of good against mildew.
To help Lactobacillus  cope better in aerobic conditions something like Epsom salts may be useful, because their aero-tolerance is manganese dependant, but it will still be just surviving and not in it's best environment.
Lactobacillus  is used in the Bokashi method, which is an excellent soil amendment/soil builder since the worms, and other beneficial soil life, love it.
Not wishing to re-invent the wheel there is a decent account that discusses the nut and bolts of preparation steps already on permies.

I watched the clip you supplied, it a was a nice introduction albeit a touch long winded and repetitive. The comments where switched off which can sometimes give an indication of something being amiss.

I was delighted to find that one Oxford study suggested  that Lactobacillus in your gut could mess with your mind to make you more sociable to increase the chances of its transmission.

If you want to research Lactobacillus  further I suggest you try :     google :     Lactobacillus and university, manganese and Lactobacilli, Lactobacilli and agriculture.

Best not to make any elaborate cocktails with this, why fix it if isn't broke.  Hope that helps.
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eric fisher wrote:
I was delighted to find that one Oxford study suggested  that Lactobacillus in your gut could mess with your mind to make you more sociable to increase the chances of its transmission.

If you want to research LAB  further I suggest you try :     google :     lactobacillus and university, manganese and lactobacilli, lactobacilli and agriculture.

Hope that helps.



LOL! I believe it. I'm sitting here drinking a big glass of kombucha, and I think that stuff may mess with your mind, too. Thanks for the great info, Eric!

 
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LOL! I believe it. I'm sitting here drinking a big glass of kombucha, and I think that stuff may mess with your mind, too. Thanks for the great info, Eric!



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