Friday, July 10, 2009


A farer in the Union of Myanmar has been cultivating mushrooms for a long time. Although he obtained excellent crops, the disposal of the waste was a significant problem. Thus they started using EM from 2007 on a trial and error basis to solve this problem, which was fast becoming an environmental hazard.

The farmer uses many materials to develop the mushroom beds – These include rice straw, cotton waste, cotton seed husks, neem seeds

, sugar cane waste, horse manure, Rock Phosphate, bone meal, bird manure, lime and gypsum. These materials are composted to get the medium which has Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium in the ratios of 6-7:5:5 N;P;K.

The innovation that was developed was to spray activated EM and molasses at a dilution of 1:20 to wet the residual mixture prior to fermenting under anaerobic conditions by covering with a plastic sheet. The process takes some 4 months and after fermentation, the compost is granulated using home made equipment with an old car tire.

Due to this innovation, the farmer has had much success by reducing the smell and also by selling this superior compost which was fermented with EM. Thus he has now shifted his operation from cultivating mushrooms to making organic fertilizers!! We ar

e told that now the farmer sells some 1000 Kg of fermented compost per month, whereas in earlier times, no one would take his waste material.

This is success with EM – where waste is turned into money through EM technology!!

mushroom bed (oyster mushroom)

EM product Their factory and thier advertisement

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