Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Effective mud ball ‘treatment’

Gurney bay

The Star newspaper, Malaysia focused the effectiveness of EM!!, full page reports about the effects of the EM mud balls at Gurney Drive.

THE water within a 100m radius off the Gurney Drive coast in Penang is now less murky and smelly, thanks to the 200,000 effective microorganism (EM) mud balls which were thrown into the sea on Aug 8.

State Youth, Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Lydia Ong Kok Fooi said the mud balls had also helped to break down the sludge and reduce the growth of algae in the sea.

“Sludge has been significantly reduced as can be seen from the measurement tape placed by the state Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID). It has reduced by 10cm.

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Effective mud ball "treatment"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


A demonstration by APNAN at Sara Buri

The demonstration plot of rice using techniques of Nature Farming was started by APNAN on a small plot located amidst the rice fields of the Sara Buri Nature Farming Center. The whole field is cultivated organically using EM, and to the demonstration plot, extra EMAS is added. This plot received EMAS at a rate of 100 liters per 10 a per month. Thus, the demonstration plot received 80 liters of EMAS on three occasions.

The rice was planted on 2nd July, 2009 and transplanted on 25th July, 2009. The first application of EMAS was on 4th August.

Please await the developments.

Adding 100 L EMAS per 10a       The Control plots managed as per

                        the system at Sara Buri

10 days after applying 100L/10a      The control plots


Friday, August 14, 2009

The effect of EM mud balls already can be seen!!!

The report has come from Penang where more than millions of EM mud balls were applied.
You can clearly see the effect of EM. At this site, about 250,000 EM mud balls were throuwn.

【Before EM application 】

【5days after EM application 】
Only 5 days!! Obvious sludge reduction can be seen!!!
We will keep you updated the information.

Monday, August 10, 2009

More apologies to Mother Earth

Dr.Higa(Left) and H E the Chief
Minister YAB Tuan Lim Guan

A ceremony was launched on 8th August, 2009 in the State of Penang, to make people aware of the environment and its importance. The event was aptly called "One million Apologies to Mother Earth." The principal objective of the event was to enhance or improve the quality of the rivers and seacoasts in Penang, which at once time was called the Pearl of the Orient, but with time had been polluted primarily due to human activities. Thus the project used EM technology to clean these waters and the State of Penang wished to be the leaders to show the world the benefits of this simple but effective technology.
The project paid emphasis to the use of mud balls, and H E the Chief Minister YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng inaugurated the launching ceremony on the 8th August 2009, in the presence of Professor Dr.Teruo Higa at 0830 Hrs.

The participants threw 250,000 mud balls made with EM into the Gurney Drive bay. In total, the participants added 1.2 million mud balls to rivers of Penang and there were over 25000 people participating.

The entire event was a great success - and thus the director of the Penang State Drainage and Irrigation Department promised to use mud balls on a regular basis. He claimed " We will throw mud balls into rivers in stages over a six-month period" !!!! This will be done until the water quality of the Penang and Juru rivers are improved from Class 3 to Class 2as per the standards adopted in Malaysia.

We are sure that this project will be successful and will update the information with time.

Before lunching EM mudball / After lunching EM mud ball

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Balling mud for good cause

The below is the newspaper article from The Star, in Malaysia. (4 August) EM activites in Malaysia is very very hot!!

IT was a messy job but it was all done in the name of saving Mother Earth.

Forty teams had loads of fun making some 10,000 EM (effective micro-organism) mud balls in the EM Mud Ball-Making Contest organised by the Auto-City Group in Penang on July 27.

Each group was given an hour to produce as many of the EM enriched mud balls as possible. Everyone tried to stay clean in the process but it was a tough task with streaks of the mud getting onto clothes and faces.

The team led by Yeoh Yee Hong, which made 446 mud balls, won the top prize. They collected a RM500 food voucher. Second and third placing went to teams headed by Head Ai Khee (415) and Fong Ling Shin (412) respectively.

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Balling mud for good cause


One Million Apologies to Mother Earth

We got a message from Penang!! Event Information. (Penang, Malaysia)

There shall be a launching ceremony of an environmental awareness event themed as "One Million Apologies to Mother Earth" on the 8th of Aug 2009 Saturday 8:30am - 10:30am at Gurney Drive roundabout. The ceremony will see a state-wide throwing of on
e (1) million numbers of EM mud balls into canals, rivers and seafronts in Penang state.
The launching ceremony will be inaugurated by YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Penang and Prof. Dr. Teruo Higa, President of EMRO, Japan. The expected crowds on that day will be around 2500 to 3000 people. Join in and be there early!
Penang State will lead Malaysia if not AsiaPacific contigents in environmental cleaniness using EM bio-remediation to treat and heal the deterioting environment of Penang especially to the contaminated & polluted water resources. The Pearl of Orient will shine again if, we, Penang-lang (the People of Penang) work together; with full determination to rid pollutions, contamination and toxic wastes.
Be there to show your love and support for mother nature and cleaner Penang! Be there for a begining of a better and healthier environment! Be there because you are Caring and Loving People of Penang.
Be there because you don't want your children and your children's children and their children to tell you that the world is naturally dirty, it were already dirty when they are born.

EM activity in Bhutan

The Nature Farming and EM project in the Royal Kingdom has had its fair share of ups and downs. This was principally due to the difficult access to remote regions and the non availability of good EM stock solutions at required times. Although the EM activities started in 1995 with the farming community under the purview of the Ministry of Agriculture, it was changed in 2005 to encompass the School Agriculture Program (SAP) of the Ministries of Agriculture and Education. Today the SAP is conceived as a program of vital value to the future generations by the Royal Government and as agriculture, especially organic and Nature farming are important aspects of the livelihood of many farmers of the Kingdom.
The SAP in the Kingdom started with 6 pilot schools. Today there are 1600 schools incorporated in the project from a total number of 525 within the Kingdom. The program has integrated Nature Farming with crops, swine, poultry, cattle and aquaculture. The approach to these projects is totally organic with the use of EM technology. EM technology has been taken up very positively in terms of educating the parents and communities by the students.

The main objective of the program are
· To inculcate the dignity of labor among the younger generation.
· To transfer the agriculture technology to parents and community.
· To supplement the class room teaching with practicals for scienceand geography lessons.
· To encourage self help groups for producing their own vegetables for hostel and generate employment in future. Some of the students will become future educated farmers, who will use EM for gardening.

We expect the students become good EM technical instructors within the Kingdom through this project.

Monday, August 3, 2009

How to make EM RW (Fermented Rice Rinsed water)

The idea coming up EMRW is to solve the water pollution problem through utilization of EM and rice rinse water which is a one of the causes of water pollution. However the nutrients including a lot of minerals are good for microorganisms in EM to multiple their number. Mainly, EMFW has been used as a household cleaner.

Materials %of the total volume for 10 little

・EM1 3% 0.3 little

・Molasses 3% 0.3little

・Rice rinse water 94% 9.4little
*Rice rinse water should be used at fresh. One should use it as soon as one gets it.

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1. Mix molasses and EM in rice rinse water

2. Pour the mixture into a clean plastic container or drum, close tightly and keep in a warm place. (idially 20℃ to 35℃)

3. After second day, gas maymay form as a result of the fermentation process. Loosen the cap to release gas generated a few times during the fermentation process.

4. EMRW is ready to use, 7-10 days after preparing it. When it ready, the pH drops below 4.0(ideally it has a pH around 3.5). It has also a sweet –sour smell like EM・1 and has changed color from yellowwish brown color.

*There is a wide range of variations of EMRW as a result of fermentation due to materials and conditions.