Monday, September 21, 2009

The microbial way

This is also newpaper article in Malaysia!

IN 1982, Dr Teruo Higa of the University of Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan, discovered a group of naturally occurring micro-organisms which can be combined for various beneficial uses. He named them Effective Micro-organisms (EM) and patented the name.

As a commercial product, it is registered and sold as EM•1 by licensees worldwide. The major micro-organisms in EM•1 are lactic acid bacteria, yeast and phototrophic bacteria.

Higa initially developed EM as an alternative to the use of chemicals in agriculture. Through research over time, EM was found to be effective in other fields, including environmental remediation and livestock operations.

For more information:

The microbial way

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fleeting effect (Newspaper)

Mudballs enriched with Effective Micro-organisms which can degrade pollutants are not a cure-all for polluted rivers.

THERE’S a new fad among Malaysians – shaping balls of mud and then tossing them into rivers and ponds.

It is all part of the noble effort to clean up our foul waterways. And much to the surprise of many sceptics, these pains seem to be bearing fruit.

For more information:

Fleeting effect

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Relief for river

SUNGAI Pinang in Penang now has the nasty ranking of the seventh most polluted river in the country. It’s a title which the state Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) director Hanapi Mohamad Noor hopes to shake off.

And he reckons using Effective Micro-organisms (EM) mudballs in the river, plus curbing pollution from going in, will do the trick. He is optimistic as EM mudballs and EM solution applied at two spots in the river (near the wet market and jetty) since January have borne results.

For more information : Releif for River

Monday, September 7, 2009

Bokashi therapy is available in Bali, Indonesia

Our partner in Indonesia launched the 2nd Bokashi therapy shop in Bali. When you visit Bali, please try it. For more information, see the website below.

Bokashi Therapy is done by burned and lies down the body in Bokashi with heating 60-70o C. That Bokashi is made from saw dust substances, spices bran and mineral, which is fermented through EM Technology. Bokashi ingredients will ferment and produce organic composed (enzyme, fructose, amino acid, protein, lactate acid) and heat. That Organic composed and heat having peculiar property as healing. When the body perspire, toxin of body is released through the sweat.
Bokashi Therapy caused the toxin and fatty acid in the body is throwed away toward the skin. The heating surprised in the body irritated nerves system worked well, make fluent the circulation of blood, and the body is healthier than before.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Nature Demonstrations – 2

Cucumber cultivated with green manure (Phaseolus vulgaris)

This demonstration was initiated on 3rd June, 2009, by planting the green manure in between the plots prepared for cultivating cucumber. The plots for cucumber had dimensions of 15 m x 1.2 m. These were managed as per techniques of Nature Farming promoted by APNAN.

The cucumber seeds was planted on 10th June, in the prepared beds and was covered with a mulch of rice bran (1 Kg per sq meter) and EMAS (dilution 1:10; 500 ml per sq meter) was applied. Three seeds were planted at one point and later thinned to one plant per point. The spacing adopted was 50 cm between plants. Rice straw was applied as a secondary mulch two weeks later to a thickness of 3 cm to cover the soil.

June 3rd

Planting the bean seeds in the rows between beds prepared for cucumber.


Weed control before planting beans

The beans growing in between the beds

June 10th

Beds prepared, cucumber planted and rice bran applied as a mulch. EMAS was sprayed thereafter.

Planting cucumber seeds

Applying rice bran mulch to prevent weeds                
and conserve moisture, s
praying EMAS

June 19th

The Luscious growth of the beans and
cucumber seedlings

A Cucumber seedling growing through the
straw mulch

July 2nd

The beans were cut at the flowering stage    

and applied to the beds uniformly as a mulch.  

Weeding the plots. 

The weeds were also cut and applied to
same bed as a mulch.


There were some inspect problems
but it did not cause a major damage 
to the cucumber.

July 14th

A bountiful harvest of cucumber grown      
through Nature Farming methods 

Contented staff harvest the cucumber
he says.. See its very good fruits.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mudballs to heal our rivers

This is the new movement in Penang, Malaysia..

3000 Effective Microorganisms (EM) mudballs were thrown into Sungai Keluang in Penang yesterday in a move to make the river cleaner.

For more information :

Mudballs to heal our rivers (Malaysia kini. TV)