Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems

Bioreactor Registry

Bioreactor

Current Participants in the Bioreactor Registry

Find people participating in the research(opens in new window) and development of BEAM compost below. Want to join us? Register your BEAM Bioreactor project(opens in new window) and we'll add it to this page. Instructions for building your own bioreactor (JPG) are available in written and video form.

Afterhours Ag

Contact: Tony Thompson

Location: Bourke, New South Wales, Australia

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 7

Installation Date: March - May 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: eucalypt wood Chips 33% Sheep Manure 33% Plus Various mixes of the following to make up the balance eucalypt leaves Cotton Gin Trash whole Kangaroo's Lacto bacillus

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Nothing measured yet

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No - our own use

Anchorage Farm

Contact: Stephen Shafer(opens in new window)

Location: Saugerties NY

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: filled and covered March 27 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: ash wood chips 49% leaves and grass that had gone thru mower-vac last fall 49% 2% sheep barn litter for good luck

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): watch this space in 12-15 mos.

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No, plan to use it ourselves

Appleseed Farms

Contact: Mark MacKenzie

Location: White Lake Ontario Canada

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors:  3

Installation Date: July 2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: all three with manure of 10% but one was horse, one cow and one chicken hay 45% wood chips 45%

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): not finished yet - have to find out what shape they are in when the snow melts later this month

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?  No, will use internally

Axis Farms

Contact: Mark Sanders

Location: Altamont, Manitoba, Canada

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors:  20

Installation Date: March 15, 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 98.9% ground wheat straw 1/2 inch screen 1% lactating dairy manure 0.1% earth from virgin bush. Plus water. Added red wrigglers at four weeks.

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio):  N/A

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?  Would consider

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Contact: Ray Cooper

Location: Mansfield, MO

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors:  1

Installation Date: Week of May 5th, 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 1/3 manure 2/3 Stable Straw/manure mixture

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Aerobic

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?  No, Created for educational purposes

Bignell Ranching

Contact: Adrian Bignell

Location: Mazabuka, Zambia, Central Africa

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 4 made and about to be filled, aiming for 10 in total.

Installation Date: May 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Dried lawn cuttings, leaves and spoilt hay. Planning on using cow dung in the water in the initial wetting process.

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): n/a

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No, all for use on the farm

Chico Flax LLC

Contact: Durl Van Alstyne

Location: Chico, CA USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: To be installed July 12th 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: wooden pallet plastic sewer pipes weed cloth 6x6x10 inch concrete reinforcing mesh tie wire and blocks

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Will let you know

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? no

Chico State University Farm

Contact: Cindy Daley

Location: Chico, CA, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 8

Installation Date: October 2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: livestock manure and bedding material, which was a combination of straw and shavings

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): not done yet

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? Currently for research purposes.

Cleary Farming

Contact: Mike

Location: Dubbo NSW Australia 2830

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 2

Installation Date: June 9, 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Kikuyu grass clippings Barley straw Pine saplings Various tree Leaves Cow manure Sheep manure

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Unknown as yet

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No

Country Jewel Farm

Contact: Dr Ron Picardi

Location: Sugar Loaf NY

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 2

Installation Date: June 5, 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Just starting

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No

Darrol Shillingburg's Farm

Contact: Darrol Shillingburg(opens in new window)

Location: Las Cruces, NM, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: 1/15/2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: dried ,shredded vegetable garden waste - 60% shredded and whole tree leaves - 40%

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): ?/? not measured, but massive fruiting body growth when exposed to daylight

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No - used only as a soil and seed inoculant in personal vegetable and fruit garden. Also used in other gardens on request to increase soil bio-diversity

Delpine Farms

Contact: Shauna Eagleton

Location: Martinsdale, MT, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: Planning to build at least 12

Installation Date: 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Various chicken manure, straw, brewery grains. Not yet filled so unsure of exact ratios

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Not finished

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No, for farm use

Doyle Estates

Contact: Richard

Location: Boggabilla NSW Australia

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 2

Installation Date: July 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Barley straw, horse manure and sawdust, Chinese elm leaves, grass clippings.

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): NA

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? NA

Dufatanye Organization

Contact: Lori Brya

Location: Nyanza, Rwanda

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: December 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: fencing, pallete, more info to come

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): that will be discovered in 1 year

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?: possibly, to be discovered

Edapro GmbH

Contact: Lorenz Rieger(opens in new window)

Location: Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 2

Installation Date: 15.11.2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 1 reactor with equal parts of horse manure, beech leaves, poplar wood chips, additionally rock dust, bentonite clay and biochar. 1 reactor with equal parts of cow manure, beech leaves, poplar wood chips, additionally rock dust, bentonite clay and biochar

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): will be published soon

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? NA

Efeler Farm

Contact: Başak Erdem(opens in new window) 

Location: Germencik / Aydın / Turkey 

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors:  10

Installation Date: 01.03.2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: corn silage to 25% and straw to 35 cow manure %40 

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): in progress

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?  no 

Ellando Contracting

Contact: Glenn Landsberg

Location: Charleville Qld, Australia

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 3

Installation Date: 2 started November 2017, 1 started November 2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Have modified the first two bins to a flow through design, add new material to the top pretty much monthly, harvest matured material from an access point at base now that we are over 12months. Read more . . .(opens in new window)

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Unable to test

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? Would certainly be interested in being commercial, haven’t gone down that path, most of the country is still recovering from drought.

Frits Vandermerwe’s Farm

Contact: Frits Vandermerwe

Location: Mozambique

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 3

Installation Date: October 2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 40% Old forest leaves, 40% old roofing grass, 20% cow dung

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): In progress

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No

Gaia University

Contact: Andrew Langford(opens in new window)

Location: Rumsey, CA, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 3

Installation Date: May, 2017

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Third cow manure, third fine local, ramial wood chip, third green grasses

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Observed sporulation of fungi, no bacteria count done

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? Maybe, not priced yet

Glen Greenock Farm

Contact: Ross Davey(opens in new window)

Location: Dunach, Victoria, Australia

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 2 using modified IBC as container

Installation Date: 2nd Sept 2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Leaves 80% Compost (hay, horse manure, garden clippings) 10% Chicken shed sweepings 10%

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): In progress. As at 23 April 2019 about 50% breakdown.

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No

Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative

Contact: Lukas Martinelli

Location: Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: 3/2/19

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 2/3 organic spent mushroom substrate from Far West Fungi, 1/3 well-aged yard waste compost produced onsite

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): TBD, we intend to perform a PLFA once we reach 9 months to a year in the bioreactor.

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No

Glore Mill Centre for Sustainable Biodiversity, Energy, Living

Contact: Ray Cooper

Location: Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Ireland F12 PN 24

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: Week of April 22nd, 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 1/3 calf manure 1/3 mixture of stable straw/manure 1/3 dried grass

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): No results at this time other than being aerobic

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No. Created for educational purpose

Henning’s Farm

Contact: Henning

Location: Berlin, Germany

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: In preparation

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Woodchips Horse manure Coffee grounds Greens from vegetable and fruit deposals Fermented honey that i have No use for as the wax foundation was altered with substitutes .. As I am still collecting I would appreciate input Help recommendations regarding Ratio and If the honey is a good Material

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Coming later

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No

Hexrivier Organic Lemons

Contact: Martli Slabber

Location: Republic of South Africa

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 7

Installation Date: November 2018 and ongoing

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Woodchips 60%, green weeds 15%, food waste 20%, cow dung 5% -

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Not tested. I am not sure where in South Africa I would be able to have it assessed.

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No - Will be using it to use in my own cover crops.

Home Organic Garden

Contact: Kevin O’Brien

Location: Paonia, Colorado, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: November 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 100% leaves - mulched and washed. Occasional sprinklings of blood meal and alfalfa pellets were added when the bin was initially filled. I’m using a 4x4x4 wood frame bin on a pallet with 8 ventilation holes/shafts. This provides full coverage for the 12” maximum distance from an air source in my bin once the pipes are removed. 16 days in progress so far with temp re maining in thermophylic zone (140F--150F). Volume has decreased about 10%. Moisture level is steady—@ 70%.

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): In progress

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No.

Indian Spring

Contact: Kim Graves / Masha Zager

Location: Catskill, NY

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 2

Installation Date: October 2018, November 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Rabbit manure and bedding; chicken manure and bedding; kitchen scraps; garden scraps; leaves

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Still looking for ways to measure

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?: No, using it onsite

Instituto de Agricultura Biológica

Contact: José Luiz M Garcia

Location: São Paulo, S.P., BRAZIL

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 12

Installation Date: Second semester of 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Dried leaves, Dried grass clippings, dried cattle manure, shredded eucaliptus bark.

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Not measured

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?: No

Kleine Bosch

Contact: Piet Potgieter

Location: Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 6

Installation Date: March 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Eucalyptus and black wattle (young growth) chipped as well as some olive branches

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): To follow

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?: No

Landpath—Bayer Farms

Contact: Kim Anderson

Location: Santa Rosa, California USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: October 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Alfalfa hay, dry grass and weeds, kitchen scraps and worm casting for the wash

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Not yet.

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No

LaSalle Farms

Contact: Tim LaSalle

Location: Atascadero, CA USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 2

Installation Date: 8/24/18 and 11/28/18

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 1/3 wood chips,1/3 manure,1/3 leaf litter

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Not ready yet

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?  Not yet.

Mosca-Hooper Conservation District

Contact: Patrick O'Neill(opens in new window)

Location: Alamosa, CO, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 100

Installation Date: Oct 2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Sheep Manure 8% Wood Chips 17% Grass Hay 50% Barley Straw 25%

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): 0.90 : 1.00 (note: test from soil foodweb analysis, taken at 5 months from time of pile formation).

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?  Yes. TBD once final lab analyses are available following one-year anniversary of pile.

NMSU SASC

Contact: Amy Larsen(opens in new window)

Location: Alcalde, NM, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 6

Installation Date: March through June 2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Measurements are in % by volume. Recipe 1: 83% brown (wood chips, brown leaves); 17% green (dairy/chicken manure, food waste, alfalfa hay). Recipe 2: 40% brown (wood chips, brown leaves, straw); 60% green (horse/chicken manure, barley grain, alfalfa hay)

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): From PLFA analyses on finished compost. Recipe 1: (0.3697); Recipe 2: TBD June 2019.

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?  No, for research purposes.

Orella Ranch, Gaviota Givings

Contact: Guner Tautrim

Location: Gaviota, California, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 3

Installation Date: February 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 2 units) Municipal green waste (old and partially broken down) 80% Coffee Chaff (5%) Planer shavings (10%) Chicken Manure (4%) Johnson Sue finished beam compost (>1%) (1 unit) Oak leaf duff from old growth quarcus agrifolia (coast live oak) (90%) Planer shavings (5%) Chicken manure (4%) Johnson Sue finished beam compost (>1%)

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Tbt

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?  Possibly

Puma Springs Vineyards

Contact: Rick Kaye(opens in new window)

Location: Healdsburg, CA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: August 15, 2017

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Biodynamic Vineyard: chicken manure in bedding (30%), onsite landscape clippings (chipped) (30%), biomass from vegetable garden (15%) , straw bedding from goat barn (15%), llama manure (3%), finished compost (7%). All material presoaked; After tubes pulled, added biodynamic preps when temps dropped to 100F, added two pounds compost worms when temps dropped to 80 F, harvested in August 2018

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Did not test final product but mixed in material ( 3-5 yards) with additional 15 yards of imported organic compost, and spread at rate of 5 tons/acre as base for two acres of insectary row cover crop in vineyard.  Read More(opens in new window)

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?  No- just for use as part of our compost program

Salisbury Plains Grazing

Contact: Paul Rogers

Location: Proserpine, Queensland, Australia 

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors:  8

Installation Date: 1st December 2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 50 % shredded Wood chip/ Leaf 50 % shredded old grassy hay. Inoculated with Mature Humic Compost.

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): At 4 months of age the reactors have reduced by 50%. Reactors never really got hot. At 4 months worms appeared. These were not added.

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?  No

Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners

Contact: Sandy Powell(opens in new window)

Location:  Espanola, New Mexico, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors:  1

Installation Date: May 5, 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: wood chips - 5 parts food scraps - 1 part green hay - 2 parts green weeds - 2 parts straw - 3 parts

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): not done yet

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?  No - to be used onsite - New Mexico Wildlife Center

SEI Agra Tech, Inc

Contact: Kent

Location: Elk City Okla. 73644

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors:  1

Installation Date: October, 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio:  90% wheat, haygrazer hay. 10%Alfalfa hay, 10 lbs sheep manure.

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Updates later

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale?  Yes

Self sufficient home grower

Contact: Garrie Negus

Location: Tailem Bend, South Australia

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 4

Installation Date: 2 In March 2019, 2 more under construction

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Fresh straw based piggery deep litter, layered with 6 year old dried stable bedding (failed previous experiment).

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Still in progress. Reached mid 60c currently sitting around 35c. Has reduced by about 20%. Has good mycelleium growth.

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? Not at this time.

Smith / Hockey

Contact: Ben Smith / Martin Hockey

Location: Trangie NSW Australia

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 2

Installation Date: June 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 3 parts deciduous leaves/woodchips 1 part cotton trash 1 part sheep manure 1 part cow manure .5 part corn hay .5 part pigeon pea whole plant 30 wild melons (camel melon) cut in half 400ltrs water 2 Ltrs Molassas 2 Ltrs kelp Trialing different additives with daily watering, including, Molassas, kelp, amino acid and SOA. Taking daily temp measurements

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Still making

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No

Soil Souldiers Ltd

Contact: Anna Simmonds

Location: Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 2

Installation Date: May 19, and Nov 19, 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Batch 1 = woodchips (too big) and leaf mold mostly. about 80% woodchips. Batch 2 = Small rotted woodchips, leaf mold, greens (artichoke, comfrey, dock, Sow thistle) This was a more even split of roughly 33% of each.

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): To be determined still processing.

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? How much?:  I plan to make compost tea and slurries for seeds from it. No price yet......any suggestions?

Trent Sanderson's Farm

Contact: Trent Sanderson

Location: Clare, Illinois, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 5

Installation Date: November 2018 to April 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Dry Barnyard cattle manure 50% Grass hay 50%

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): In progress

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No

UCCE Master Gardener San Mateo/San Francisco

Contact: Norine Cepernich(opens in new window)

Location: San Carlos, CA, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: July 20, 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 25% Hedge clippings, chipped and dried 50% Seasoned oak leaves 25% Goat bedding of straw with droppings

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): No results until July 20, 2020

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No

Villanueva Fields

Contact: Katherine Bueler(opens in new window)

Location: Villanueva, NM, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: April 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio:  Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: I got Reunity Resources dry compost, plus gallon of red worm compost, and instead of spreading the compost decided to enliven it. I spread it over 1/3 acre in mid Nov 2019, after flood irrigating and before rain/snow. Now I will refill the bioreactor with fine cottonwood chips, and old moistened hay, and wait until next fall, dipping in to make compost tea in the spring and summer.

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): N/A, Looking for access to a microscope.

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No

White Buffalo Land Trust

Contact: Jesse Smith(opens in new window)

Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 3

Installation Date: October 8, 2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 50% county mulch (chipped yard waste) 50% horse manure

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): N/A

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? Not yet

Wilmot Cattle Co

Contact: Stuart Austin(opens in new window)

Location: Hernani, NSW Australia

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 3

Installation Date: July 2017

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 25% Greenwaste - lawn clippings & leaves 25% Fine wood shavings 25% Coarse wood shavings 25% Sorghum straw/mulch

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio):  We did a Microbewise for Compost test on all three units. - Total Bacteria - 1) 68.9mg/kg 2) 87.9mg/kg 3) 90/8mg/kg - Total Fungi - 1) 270.4mg/kg 2) 547.3mg/kg 3) 712.7 mg/kg - Fungi: Bacteria - 1) 3.9 2) 6.2 3) 7.8 - Total microorganisms - 1) 356.6mg/kg 2) 655.9mg/kg 3) 819.5mg/kg - Protozoa - 1) 17.3mg/kg 2) 20.6mg/kg 3) 16mg/kg - Mycorrhizal fungi - 1) 44.6mg/kg 2) 63.6mg/kg 3) 74.8mg/kg - Carbon - 1) 164.8mg/kg 2) 300.6mg/kg 3) 374.1mg/kg

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No

Work in Beauty

Contact: Peter Owl McCabe(opens in new window)

Location: Ramah, NM

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 6

Installation Date: August 2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 60% shredded straw, 30% goat bedding, 10% weeds

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): 6.6

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? no

Worrolong Produce

Contact: Tom Mitchell

Location: Winerie, Western Australia, Australia

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 2

Installation Date: July 23 2018

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: Eucalyptus wood chips and leaves. All materials were the product of roadside pruning put through a mulches. Soaked in a mixture of water, fish emulsion, kelp and molasses. Added 250g of worms in December 2018.

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Not expecting maturity until September 2019 due to nature of starting materials.

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No. The plan is to use it as a seed inoculant for a commercial pumpkin crop. Also a soil treatment for existing citrus orchard.

Wright's Farm

Contact: Josh Wright

Location: Lewistown MT USA

Number of Johnson-Su Bioreactors: 1

Installation Date: Still being made as of July 29, 2019

Materials used to make BEAM and in what ratio: 5 yards pig manure, 6 yards cow manure

Results of finished BEAM (Fungal:Bacterial Ratio): Not finished

Do you plan to offer your BEAM for sale? No.