Effective microorganisms (EM) to boost sustainable agriculture helping to mitigate with climate change and save our planet Earth!
EM suppress plant pathogens and agents of disease, solubilise minerals, increase photosynthetic efficiency, fix biological nitrogen.
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EM treated pumpkin plants were shorter and with greater stem diameter.
EM treated squash plants were shorter and with greater stem diameter.
EM treated cucumber plants were shorter and with greater stem diameter.
EM treated tomato plants were shorter and with greater stem diameter.
EM (effective microorganisms) is a combination of beneficial naturally occurring microorganisms. EM is a liquid concentrate. EM is produced from cultivations of over 80 varieties of microorganisms. The beneficial effect of EM: EM promote germination, flowering, fruiting, and ripening in plants. EM improves the physical, chemical, and biological environments of the soil and suppress soil-borne pathogens and pests. EM can purificate water, air. EM as probioticum is good for peoples health!
A literature search for the fifth paper revealed no publications on the effect of effective microorganisms (EM) on the growth parameters of tomato transplants. Transplants with EM were significantly shorter and had a greater stem diameter than those without EM. The stem diameter of transplants and the number of leaves per transplant did not differ between treatments. We conclude that EM improve the quality of tomato transplants, as they remained more compact with a greater stem diameter.
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Where are you making a difference?
While this is a theory and patented product of prof. Teruo Higa from Japan. Used around the globe. I propose that the best way to save our planet Earth is EM Technology.
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1. Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the founder(s) to get started or the story of how you saw the potential for this project to succeed.
Margus Ess from Estonia introduced this product to me. I was a bit sceptical in the beginning, while this product showed very good results in greenhouses by growing tomato transplants (variety Valve, problem: elongation), the plants got 25% increased stem diameter and they were about 30% smaller. This was very good, because if plants are smaller, nutrients move faster to the top of the plant, and if plants have larger stem diameter, the plants are able to take up more nutrients at the same time. This was the AHA. While it has to be remembered, that methodology is important and treating temperature also.
2. The problem: What problem are you helping to solve?
The loss of biodiversity. Common agricultural practices — such as unsustainable monocultures, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and inefficient irrigation — hurt the vital ecosystem services, such as pollination, biological pest control, healthy soils and watersheds, that are essential to sustaining life.
EM helps to solve all the problems if used in the right way, right methodology.
3. Your solution: How are you working to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.
The important roles of EM in agriculture: Improve soil health and performance. Improved Soil Structure. Pasture renovation. Enhancing fertilizer input. Improved Root Structure. Improved germination. Reduction of soil compaction. Improved organic matter breakdown. Improved yield. Enhanced Nitrogen Fixation. Producing plant growth regulators. EM applications for fish care, pig and dairy farming, chicken broiler and egg production. Composting with EM.
How EM can help to solve environmental problems? Wastewater Treatment with Effective Microorganisms. Cleaning ponds. Bioremediation. Odor and dust control. Leachate and Landfill Gases. Combat Costly Infrastructure Repairs By Preventing Corrosion with Effective Microorganisms. Digestion of Fats, Oils, and Grease.
Restoring the Planet’s health. EM1 was used by all countries impacted by the Tsunami Wave Disaster in curbing the spread of pathogen diseases. EM1 has been used in cleaning up the polluted inland seas of China and Japan – where marine life and vegetation have significantly returned.
EM Technologies have quietly been making history around the world.
4. Innovation: How are you innovating or using unique approaches to solve the problem?
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. 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. EM restores a healthy balance of microorganisms in the ecosystem, increasing its self-purification ability.
5. Collaboration: How does your initiative seek to bring key players together to preserve biodiversity?
This is my dream to fulfill and go on with. I wrote a popular scientific book (selling on www.amazon.com): Olle, M. 2017. The best way to save our planet Earth in EM Technology. USA Amazon Media EU S.a.r.l. 35 pages. I also wrote a scientific book (also on www.amazon.com) Olle, M. (2015). Effective microorganisms influences vegetables and soybeans production. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. 117 p. There are the best results I got using this product.
It is hard to go on, because of peoples are not trusting this methodology, while practicing those methodologies could be very important.
Talks from Gerta Thunberg are important in the world to say that our planet Earth has to be saved.
More important is to get the power of my words and to lead those words to Gerta Thunberg, who has amaizingly well established a world wide network of peoples, who would like to save our planet and fight with climate change, while they do not know how. My way is one of best options!
6. Impact: how has your project made a difference so far — in terms of both business outputs and social impact? How do you plan on measuring progress?
Providing feed products for livestock production systems; Enhancing aquatic production systems;
Improving plant production systems; Improving the sustainability of food production systems.
The favorable impact of Bokashi technology on the soil carbon storage and nutrient cycling and climate warming potentials; Bokashi technology fertilizers replace chemical fertilizers and increase food security and decrease energy consumption. Bokashi technology various kinds of products (organic fertilizers, disease suppressants) through the use of effective microorganisms, probiotic cattle or fish feed supplements. Reduced GHG emissions will contribute to the Common Agricultural Policy which requires the introduction of specific measures related to agriculture practices that are beneficial for both climate and the environment. Raised awareness among the civic society and cross-sectoral stakeholders about the continuing need to refine the food production chain in a circular economy.
7. Growth strategies: what are your main strategies for scaling your impact?
The growth strategies are:
1. build EM farms in every country or at least 5 in every continent.
2. lectures around the world, how to do it.
3. videos in youtube and instagram
4. information in social media
5. information in media (TV, radio, newspaper)
6. practical trainings around the world.
7. methodologies teaching.
Improve soil health and performance. Improved Soil Structure. Improve germination. Reduce of soil compaction. Improve yield. EM applications for fish care, pig and dairy farming, chicken broiler and egg production. Compost with EM. Water purification with EM. Odor and dust control. Digestion of Fats, Oils, and Grease. Restore the Planet’s health. EM to be used in curbing the spread of pathogen diseases. Clean seas.
8. Creating shared value: How does your initiative create value for society? Or different stakeholders?
EM works by getting the natural processes to function, the way nature intended. Healthy soil and clean water are maintained by the diversity and balance of the community of microorganisms within them. 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. We will be able to return to self purification process of the nature globally
9. Financial sustainability plan: can you tell us about your plan to fund your project and how that plan will be sustainable in the short, medium, and long term?
Best is to get Bill and Melinda Gates and other foundations to listen and to understand of the problem seriosity and to agree them to fund the activities.
To contact with Greta Thunberg and explain my ideas to stop the climate change, which she can spread in hers network. Together with her maybe I can make my voice called all over the world that:
The best way to save our planet Earth is EM Technology.
EM was used by the Tsunami Wave Disaster in curbing the spread of pathogen diseases. The WHO prediction that more deaths would occur from the spread of these diseases than from the disaster never materialized. EM has been used in cleaning up the polluted seas.
10. Team: what is the current composition of your current team (types of roles, qualifications, full-time vs. part-time, board members, etc.), and how do you plan to evolve the team’s composition as the project grows?
The theory is from Dr. Higa from Japan. The idea I got from Mr. Margus Ess in Estonia. Mr. Agro Kukk and Mrs. Aive Jänes from Agripartner Ltd. helped me to gain EM to my trials. Eve Somelar, Larissa Sirel, Ave Leppik, Siiri Margens, Taavi Piiskoppel and Ülle Ratasepp were helpful agronomists. In my team on first place will work: Margus Ess, Agro Kukk, Aive Jänes, Eve Somelar, Larissa Sirel, Ave Leppik, Siiri Margens, Taavi Piiskoppel and Ülle Ratasepp.
11. How did you hear about this challenge?
I was invited by e-mail to insert my application