PURCHASING PRODUCTS BY CATEGORY:
Each product category provides a selection of products applicable to their particular usage and function.
, simply because they have multiple uses and functions. A given product may have properties that are beneficial as an activator, amendment, fertilizer or mineral and fortifier and/or conditioner.
However, each individual product has only ONE PRODUCT ID which is coded to the for each.
This site has been organized to facilitate the REASON you might purchase a particular product because purchasing one with multiple functions/uses makes good economic sense.
Additionally, purchasing products with the is a very practical perspective to employ when spending your hard-earned cash.
If you are performing microbiotics laboratory work, request a product sample via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org rather than purchasing more product than you need to ascertain its beneficial functionality in the intended use.
ACTIVATORS, Microbial, Organic: (Additives / Adjusters)
Having read the Product Category Info, you know what an Activator is and what it's for:
- create an environment for high-rate microbial reproduction
- provide the food sources needed to accomplish reproduction
So the subject on this page is "HOW IS IT MADE"?
While this is probably the only site on the entire Internet that will even discuss an answer to that question, I'm not going to give you the recipe for my proprietary Activators that took me many years of painstaking laboratory research and tens of thousands of dollars to develop - any quicker than Coca~Cola would give you the recipe for how they make Coke. Not going to happen.
And, you can only buy pre-made ROI Activators under Licensing Agreement. So short of that, you're going to have to learn how to make your own activators - IF you decide that's important enough.
Where did Activators come from?
Over the last couple of decades, Dr. Elaine Ingham (Soil FoodWeb Oregon) took 'compost tea' to the next "generation" calling it AACT - which stands for Activated Aerated Compost Tea. She did that by adding certain nitrogenous and carbonaceous products as microbe foods, with which she was able to substantially increase microbial reproduction, although mainly in the bacterial population segment (and somewhat in the protozoan segment).
Unfortunately, Dr. Ingham was not able to get the scientific community to 'buy into' her AACT as an agricultural and/or horticultural product recommended by the USDA for those industries - because although sometimes AACT performed beautifully - sometimes it did not. She was not able to get her Activator formulas to perform consistently for a lot of reasons. The end result was that AACT results were deemed by scientists to be "...not sufficiently replicatable to sanction the product for commercial use. However, AACT demonstrated sufficient beneficial properties so there were no negative sanctions applied - but the USDA will not recommend use of AACT to grow food crops or ornamental plantings.
Years ago, intrigued by Dr. Ingham's work, I decided to move my compost tea development in a different direction with an innovative approach, to solve the 'replication consistency' issue - which so far is developing quite well.
For that reason ROI has partnered with Texas State University to 'take another crack' at receiving a positive sanction from USDA by getting the scientific community to scrutinize and analyze ROI's LMC product - that I consider to be beyond performance of Dr. Ingham's AACT product.
I will give you some information and clues about how to accomplish such investigation - but only if you enroll in my courses and complete them to a high enough (Master Composter) level in which I train folks how to do that. Because I ONLY train people who have demonstrated a sincere interest to learn the fundamentals and practicalities of how Activators are used and what they accomplish.
Why am I interested in training people? Because I'm very close to achieving sanction for LMC, which will "open up" an entirely new 'sub-set' industry in the global agricultural and horticultural marketplace. Which will mean that a lot of jobs will need to be filled, very quickly.
AMENDMENTS: Organic Mixes & Media
Having read the Product Category Information, you know what an Amendment is and what it's for.