About EM

What is EM?

EM was developed in Japan 30 years ago and is now a Global technology with an enormous following around the world. EM is the unique composition of a diverse group of bacteria, yeasts and fungi (more than 80 strains) which has been thoroughly tested and proven safe for human and animals. One of the strengths of EM is that it is a diverse combination of microbes, and this gives it versatility in terms of a wide scope of applications that it can be used on. 

Today EM is used in many systems pertaining to agriculture and environmental management. These range from crop and animal production systems, to livestock and aquaculture units. EM is used widely in environmental management for decomposition and more importantly for recycling of wastes, both solids and liquids. 

Not enough info? Read this inspiring article about "What is EM?" or See below for a detailed video by Dr Ravi Sangakkara.

Download our EM OVERVIEW for more information.

How does it Work?

EM works by getting the natural processes to function, the way nature intended. The important concept in understanding how microbes work, is that they function in teams and rely on each other to be able to perform individually, and therefore effectively as a combination. 

Healthy soil and clean water are maintained by the diversity and balance of the community of microorganisms within them. For example, when the balance of microorganisms in the soil is disrupted, soil will be impoverished and crops will not grow well. However, if native microorganisms are activated, soil conditions will improve. When the soil microbiology is in balance, plants will be healthy, thus more resistant to damage caused by stressors such as disease or harmful insects.

In polluted rivers, species that cannot survive in a degraded environment die out and the ecosystem becomes degraded. Conversely, if the diversity of microorganisms is rich, nature’ s self-purifying ability is enhanced and clean water will return. The reason that EM can solve the problems it does is that EM restores a healthy balance of microorganisms in the ecosystem, thereby increasing its self-purification ability.

These microorganisms are completely natural and all are found in the environment, with many found also in food processing applications (eg Lactic acid bacteria in Yoghurt).

How can I use EM?

Today EM is used in many systems pertaining to agriculture and environmental management. These range from crop and animal production systems, to livestock and aquaculture units. EM is used widely in environmental management for decomposition and more importantly for recycling of wastes, both solids and liquids.

The application and use of EM technology in NZ is wide and varied:

  • From crops like peas, wheat, linseed to onions, potatoes, carrots and beans.
  • From sheep, cows and deer, to pigs and chickens
  • From wine grapes and olives to saffron and lavender
  • From recycling food waste in restaurants and schools back to gardens
  • From household food waste to larger office blocks and Universities collecting lunchtime food waste.
  • From small composting toilets in holiday homes to large composting toilets in mountain chalets for trampers and mountaineers.
  • From controlling odours at commercial and large municipal composting sites to controlling odours and improving water quality at vineyards treating their own wastewater.

Whilst initially the use of EM was confined to Agriculture, in recent times the growth sector has been vineyards and waste management.

What are the benefits of using EM?

EM is an amazing technology with trials conducted the world over showing that it can:

  • Activate soil life
  • Promote plant life
  • Improve fertiliser response
  • Suppress harmful microbes
  • Restore water quality
  • Activate compost
  • Control odour
  • Bio-activate septic tank systems

The list goes on and you can be safe in the knowledge that when you are using this product that it is 100% certified organic and safe to use. 

To find out more about the history of EM see "EM use in New Zealand 1994-1998"

A detailed description of EM by Dr Ravi Sangakkara below.
 

Dr Ravi - Effective Micro-organisms (Whats is EM?)

 
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