2022/23 EMNZ Onion Trial
- 13 March 2023
This field trial was designed to determine the effectiveness of EM treatment variations against Onions on a Canterbury farm
EM Fulvic - Video Product Overview
- 12 December 2022
This is a video description of our EM Fulvic product - EM Fulvic is a leonardite based, concentrated liquid product containing a minimum of 12.5% Fulvic acid combined with EM. Fulvic Acid is a powerful extract from humates which offers a host of benefits for both the soil and the plant.
The Major Effects of EM on the Soil
- 12 December 2022
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. In this video I explain some of the major area EM impacts the soil.
Role of Biodiversity in Increasing Soil Fertility
- 12 December 2022
Soil biodiversity is the term given to the balance of living organisms in the soil. A healthy soil will contain a large number and variety of organisms (i.e. have a high biodiversity) which will interact to provide a wide variety of ecosystem services. Increasing biodiversity will improve the resilience of the soil to environmental changes while also influencing productivity ...
Building Resilience in Soils and Farming Systems
- 9 September 2022
Around the world we are seeing an increase in the amount of both Biotic and Abiotic Stress brought on by several factors particularly global warming. Biotic stress refers to increased insect and disease impact on crops and soil and abiotic stress is defined as the negative impact of non-living factors on living organisms in a specific environment.
Soil Health: The increasing focus amid soaring fertiliser prices and global uncertainty
- 7 June 2022
Around the world farmers/growers are looking at alternative nutrient sources and management practices to aid in crop growth in the face of soaring fertiliser prices and uncertainty in the worldwide markets. Globally, fertiliser prices have risen about 200% over the past year following record price rises for source ingredients coal and natural gas
Naturefarm: 20 Years
- 7 December 2021
EMNZ Fodder beet Trial 20-21
- 23 August 2021
This field trial was designed to determine the effectiveness of EM treatment variations against UAN and an untreated control on Fodder Beet in Canterbury.
Antioxidants and their Importance
- 15 March 2021
New Product: EM Fulvic
- 2 February 2021
We are happy to announce the development of a new product for your Crops. EM Fulvic is a concentrated liquid Fulvic acid product product containing 12.5% Fulvic acid combined with EM. Fulvic Acid is a powerful extract from humates which offers a host of benefits for both the soil and the plant. This product has been designed to mobilise and naturally chelate elements in the soil.
EM Foliar Enhance Growth Trials
- 14 December 2020
In 2020 we set out to design growth trials to show the effect EM foliar enhance would have on a Brassica crop. We planted and germinated forage rape seeds and after 6 weeks they were treated with a dose of 10L per ha of EM Foliar Enhance. They were treated for a second time 14 days later. The results showed that using EM Foliar Enhance boosted production
New Product: EM Foliar Enhance
- 8 December 2020
EM Foliar Enhance is a product designed to give your crops the best natural way to achieve both a high yield and crop quality. This high quality product is a combination of naturally harvested and high quality local seaweed, and a plant derived amino acid complex, fulvic acid and our fermented microbial inoculant - EM.
The Effect of EM on Photosynthesis
- 25 September 2020
Photosynthesis plays a decisive role in crop production. Photosynthesis occurs in all living plants, it is the process plants use to capture energy from sunlight and then to convert it into biochemical energy, which is subsequently used to support nearly all life on Earth. Plant growth depends on photosynthesis and improving photosynthesis can contribute toward greater food security.
New Product: EM Amino
- 23 September 2020
EM Amino is a full spectrum L-Amino acid that is plant derived making it highly available to all agricultural crops. Its unique combination includes a range of beneficial biology, trace minerals, carbohydrates and enzymes. Plants gain their proteins from amino acids that are produced via complex biochemical processes that consume vast amounts of energy within the plant.
Secondary Metabolites: What are they and how they can impact your Soil
- 11 June 2020
The ability for microorganisms to produce and release various metabolites stimulating plant growth and favourable health is considered to an important factor in soil fertility.
How Soil Microbes Influence our Health
- 11 June 2020
Until more recently than most agricultural experts would like to admit, we thought of the soil as nothing more than a matrix to hold plants and minerals. But due to a few ground-breaking scientists, like EM founder Prof Dr Terou Higa, we have a better understanding of the bacteria and fungi that make up our microbiome, leading to breakthroughs in soil science. These breakthroughs have shown us
How EM can boost your Growing System in Autumn
- 18 March 2020
As we enter autumn there are a whole host of ways EM can be used to enhance your soil and boost performance in crops and pasture. It is a great time to give your soil a bit of TLC, whether you are planting autumn crops, breaking down crop residues, looking to boost your soil or help it recover or looking to enhance an existing crop, EM can help.
The Effect of the Soils Bulk Density
- 2 September 2019
A soils bulk density plays a huge role in determining the effectiveness of the soil and the future productivity of a farming operation. Bulk density reflects the soil’s ability to function for structural support, water and nutrient and microbial life movement, and soil aeration. In NZ many farms have seen there soils bulk densities increase over time decreasing soil productivity
How EM can Improve Carbon Sequestration
- 28 August 2019
EM is carbon builder rather than a carbon burner as such it can have a dramatic impact like all soil microbes on Carbon Sequestration. Using EM in soils increases organic matter, fertile topsoil is rich in soil organic matter. Soil organic matter (SOM) is formed by the biological, chemical and physical decay of organic materials on the surface and below the soil.
Utilising Waste to Improve Soil Health in New Zealand Farming - Large Scale Bokashi in NZ
- 14 June 2019
An in-depth look at Bokashi in New Zealand. Farmer Tim Hawke shows us how he is making a difference in New Zealand by using waste products to enhance the soil on his farm. We speak to EMNZ who make the key ingredient and a Soil Consultant who talks about how Bokashi has improved the farm.
An in-depth look at EM Technology in New Zealand and the Company taking it into the 21st Century - Video
- 13 June 2019
In-depth interviews with Mike Daly, Founder and Paul Daly, Director, about EM in New Zealand, its roots and what they are doing to grow awareness in NZ. We also get to look at a Farmers operation which uses EM in a variety of ways and with huge success.
Soil Compaction the Production Killer
- 5 June 2019
The threat of soil compaction is greater today than in the past because of the dramatic increase in factors such as stock density/stocking rate, heavy tillage and poor crop rotations, an increase in the size of farm equipment and the changing climate.
Mycorrhizal Helper Bacteria
- 3 April 2019
The Rhizopshere is a dynamic and complex environment where microbes, plants, through their roots, and soil elements interact. This Rhizopshere with an abundance of life, is an environment rich in microbial diversity, and is physically, chemically and biologically different from soil deeper in the profile. It is this direct link between plant and microbes which makes this area so unique.
Effect of EM on Fungal Infections in the Soil
- 5 February 2019
This trial published in the Polish Journal of Natural Sciences in 2008 looked at the Effect of fungal infection and the application of the biological agent EM1 on the rate of photosynthesis and transpiration in pea (pisum sativum l.) leaves.
How Microbial inputs can Enhance Crop Development
- 27 September 2018
The importance of plant development in increasing crop yield potential has become more and more evident since the beginning of the green revolution, since then there has been considerable work done to enhance these developmental traits which has led to improved crop performance. The diverse range of microorganisms found in the soil food web produce substances that regulate plant growth
Long Term No-Till Case Study
- 23 August 2018
This family run is the pioneer of no tillage farming in the Parana state in Brazil. The Uemura family started with soybean cultivation applying conventional farming methods. However, they realised that the yield was decreasing due to soil erosion while the cost for agricultural inputs were rising, making farming more unfeasible. Because of this they decided to implement the no tillage system
Using Biological Inoculants to Enhance No-Till Agriculture practices
- 17 August 2018
Over the past decade we have had many of our customers changing their systems/rotations to include No-till/minimum till systems or moving towards regenerative pastures for their environmental and economic advantages. No-till systems have the potential to offer benefits over more traditional intensive tillage systems,
Building Soil Organic Matter and Humus in Soils
- 24 July 2018
High quality, fertile topsoil is rich in soil organic matter (SOM). SOM is formed by the biological, chemical and physical decay of organic materials on the surface and below the soil. This is made up of plant and animal residues at various stages of decomposition, cells and tissues of soil organisms, and substances produced by soil organisms. This article looks at EMs impact on SOM
Root Health and Development with EM
- 21 June 2018
Yield successes and failures start in the soil. With a healthy fertile seed bed, germination can be enhanced and root development can be boosted. When root development is inhibited, the climb toward high yields and healthy plants can be a long, uphill battle. EM enhances plant roots increasing both the number and density of root hairs. It does this through the unique combination of microbes
How EM can impact Trace Elements
- 11 June 2018
17 essential nutrients for healthy plant growth have been identified. We often talk about the macro elements e.g. NPK but the smaller trace elements (or microelements) can often be treated as an afterthought. However it is often the case that they provide the key to how well the other nutrients are used and how well the plant grows, develops and yields. EM helps to enhance uptake of TE
Using Microbes to Enhancing Fertiliser Performance
- 10 July 2015
There are many compounds both organic and inorganic that are largely unavailable to plants, in fact a lot of these compounds are nutrients we add in fertilisers and also organic matter recycling. This leads to wastage and nutrient leaching as they are not being used by the plants. However, microorganisms can solubilise these compounds and make them available for uptake by the plants root system.
EM generates an extra 4.2 t/ha DM Yield in Fodder Beet Trial
- 15 June 2015
Outstanding results for the second year running in our Fodder Beet trial showcasing a significant increase in Dry Matter yield and crop performance.
Foliar Feeding with EM
- 18 May 2015
EM is a microbial inoculant that can be very beneficial to crops and plants with the introduction of beneficial micro-organisms.Research has demonstrated that applying nutrients through their leaves is a great way to increase micronutrients in plants to supplement deficiencies in the soil. At certain times of the day the stoma are open.
Canterbury Farmer Talks about his EM Use
- 20 March 2015
Canterbury Farmer Russell Rudd discusses how he has used EM on his farm to aid organic matter breakdown, crop growth, and as a seed treatment on Maize, Fodder Beet and other Crops.
Enhance Your Soil’s Biology
- 2 March 2015
The value of adding in nutrient rich hummus, compost, and fertilizer to soils is widely known to be essential when starting a garden. But many don't understand that the soil is a complex, living ecosystem. This is an important concept to remember and use as part of your ongoing gardening philosophy.
Fodder Beet Trial - 2014
- 10 October 2014
This was an on farm trial run by Mike Daly - EMNZ to monitor the effect of EM on Fodder beet Yield. Fodder Beet is potentially the highest yielding winter forage options available to farmers currently; it is for this reason that we decided to trial using EM technology on a Fodder Beet Crop in Mid Canterbury.