Tue. Feb 7th, 2023

How Effective Microorganisms help the environment?

There are small things of great weight and there are products whose names do not immediately tell us what they mean. EM® (Effective Microorganisms) are such a product.

EM® Effective Microorganisms from Prof. Dr. Teruo Higa is a technology that was developed in 1982. Combinations of beneficial microorganisms that all exist in nature, such as lactic acid bacteria, yeasts and photosynthetic bacteria, work together synergistically. Our soils today are in many cases depleted or poisoned by overfertilization.

They lack the necessary healthy microorganisms that maintain the biological balance. The same applies to the water of our streams, rivers and lakes. EM® can reactivate existing microorganisms, increasing their diversity and effectiveness.

Only if we manage to maintain the balance of our ecosystem, soil and water can be healthy and provide healthy food for humans in the long run. EMRO Japan (EM Research Organization Japan) has developed many interesting products.

EM Schweiz AG is a licensee of EMRO Japan and the manufacturer of the original products of Prof. Teruo Higa for Switzerland. In addition to the basic liquid EM-1®, and soil FIT (EM-A), products that should also be interesting for small users, there are, for example, plant protection products, soil improvers for agriculture or products for sewage treatment plants. what is EM? more info.

Do you want to know more about what EM® (Effective Microorganisms) technology is all about??

At first it comes to the multiplication „of good“, thus building up microorganisms. There are the lactic acid bacteria, which you surely know from yogurt. They ferment organic material and produce organic acids, which cause a lowering of the pH value. This reduces the growth of pathogenic, i.e. harmful, germs.

Certain yeasts, such as those used in the production of beer or bread, also ferment organic material. The key component of EM® (Effective Microorganisms) is described as photosynthetic bacteria in a user brochure that you can download from the EM-Switzerland AG website. They cause a balance to occur in the coexistence of all microorganisms.

So on the one hand there are many aerobic bacteria that – like humans – need oxygen and produce nitrogen and then the anaerobic photosynthesis bacteria that need the nitrogen and produce oxygen. The balanced coexistence of microorganisms also leads to better humus formation and increased water storage capacity of the soil. Early, undesirable rotting is inhibited.

For sensitive noses it is certainly also interesting that with the help of EM® the stench of manure used for soil fertilization can be reduced.

In summary, there are many ways to use the products of EM® (Effective Microorganisms) technology to do good for the environment. Already in your own kitchen you can make Bokashi compost from organic waste. In the tightly closing bokashie bucket, EM® microorganisms take care of the fermentation and transformation of your waste, and you are spared odor nuisance, maggots and fruit flies.