Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Benefits of Microorganisms (EM)

Many researches and studies have found that microorganisms (em) have benefited plants, animals and humans. A few studies have shown that 90% of healthy plants are due to diversified microorganisms (em) living in the soil around their roots. These microorganisms (em) help to make the nutrients in the soil become bioavailable. For example, we get more nutrients from milk, food, fruits and other edible products if they are fermented with the right microbes (em). Fermented products make them easier for digestion and assimilation by plants, animals and humans alike. The Japanese and Koreans eat fermented products very often. They are healthy and strong and live longer.

Ever wonder why some countries produce crops more than 25% compared to others by using the same crop and the same size of land for cultivation? The farmers treat their soil with effective microorganisms (em) and feed the soil and plants with fermented organic fertilizers and compost.

It is a known fact that repeated use of chemical fertilizers, weed-killers and insecticides on their farms will destroy these beneficial microorganisms (em) and the soil ecosystem. Thus causing damage to the soil structure, making it hard, acidic, salty , inability to retain water, non bioavailable of nutrients and a host of other problems.

Using EM to ferment organic fertilizers and compost and applying them in the farm can restore the health of the soil and ecosystem of the farm or plantations.

A large diversified microorganisms (em) and balanced- soil ecosystem will:
  1. Enrich and improve soil structure
  2. Enhance the retention of water in the soil and prevent water stress
  3. Decompose organic matter to create humus
  4. Prevent loss of nutrients by fixing nitrogen and other plant nutrients
  5. Slowly release fixed nutrients to plants
  6. Increase nutrient recycling
  7. Produce hormones and enzymes for plant growth
  8. Increase productivity
  9. Decompose pathogens entering the soil
  10. Protect roots from parasites and diseases
Without a large diversity of microorganisms (em), your farm will be left with a large number of pathogens. The only food left for them to eat is your plants and crops!

To arrest this problem, you need to apply EM, fermented organic fertilizers and compost to increase the population of beneficial microorganisms (em) to maintain a well-balanced ecosystem in your farm.

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