#108: Multi-purpose Utilization of Activated EM with Seawater and Salt


Dr. Higa Living A Dream nieuwsbericht #108:

When we make activated EM we use seawater, but high quality activated solution can also be made by adding salt so the content is equivalent to seawater (3 to 3.5% salt). Since bacteria are completely suppressed, this solution does not deteriorate even after one year has passed, as long as it is saved in air-tight containers. Therefore, it can be used in a stable manner as an inoculum for secondary activated liquid.

If this good quality activated solution used as an inoculum is increased by using seawater, theoretically, repeated long-term usage is possible. However, in order to maintain the balance of microflora, you need to add 1:5,000 to 1:10,000 of EM Super Cera C powder and about 1:1,000 to 1:2,000 of stock solution.

If it is hard to collect sea water but you need to make a large quantity of activated EM, use a corresponding 3 to 3.5% amount of salt in order to produce a large amount. If you do not store secondary activated EM for a long time (2-3 months), you can reduce the salt content up to about 1%, so if it is to be used as soon as possible, you can reduce the amount of salt content.

The activated EM with seawater made in this way can be used for pest control, with a 1:50 dilution used for once-per-week foliar application. This will have a sufficient preventative effect. However, if pests do appear, add EM Super Cera C powder to the 1:50 dilution at a dilution of 1:1,000 to 2,000, and use once every 2 to 3 days.

We often receive questions asking whether salt damage is a cause for concern, but so far there have been no complaints from the people who have used it correctly, and we have actually received many reports of appreciation. When applied to the soil, too, apply it once a week, a 1:50 dilution if the soil is sufficiently moist after rainfall, and a 100 to 200 dilution if it is dry. When using it constantly for watering (irrigation), aim for a 1,000 to 2,000 dilution.

There are various reasons for adding salinity, the first one being that it suppresses saprophytic bacteria and produces high quality EM activated solution. Second, it produces a spreading agent effect when used in foliar spraying. In addition, because salt ions carry energy efficiency to plants, photosynthesis efficiency is further enhanced and the absorption of trace elements (which are contained in salt) from leaves is also promoted.

Even when it is applied to soil, it will rectify the resistance of various types of electricity and magnetism etc. in the soil, so it helps to prevent hardening of the soil. The salt, as I already mentioned, will over time be converted to fertilizer by EM. In order to enhance this effect, it is necessary to manage use so that the density of EM is increased through the application of organic matter; at the same time one should use coal (smoked charcoal etc.) in combination, or bury EM mudballs with charcoal and EM Super Cera C powder (containing 20 to 30% charcoal, 1% EM Super Cera C powder) 30 to 50cm deep in the ground every 1 to 2m. Every year the soil will become increasingly fertile.

Additionally, to 500 cc of activated EM made with sea water add 10g of charcoal, 10g of EM Super Cera C powder, and 1 cc of EMX GOLD, take two 3V lithium ion batteries (available at dollar shops) to make 6V, tape these up in a plastic bag to prevent moisture from entering the container, and this will be a perfect Hado source for a barrier.

The points are as shown in the figure and explanations below. Since the effects of EM are amplified resonantly, if you use EM as freely as air or water, the effects of the barrier will be doubled.

Multipurpose Utilization of Salt

As I have frequently written in this series of website articles, when we continue to apply EM, the soil will be converted to fertilizer. I have also explained how, one week before planting, if we spray activated EM made with seawater so that the undiluted solution moistens the surface of plants, weeds will subsequently be kept under control.

In past studies, salt starts to turn into fertilizer after 20-30 days, therefore it is clear that a multipurpose application is possible, since it can act as supplementary fertilizer, the salt has herbicidal effects, and it can cope with soil pests including snails and slugs.

Rough salt similar to natural salt is available for 25kg for ¥1,500. Spread 50 to 100g per square meter of this rough salt on the entire surface of the area after plant preparation is completed. When you plant seedlings, get rid of the salt on the surface and then it is all right to plant right away. If you are going to sow the seeds, one week later apply a 500 to 1,000 times solution of EM (apply 3 liters per 1 ㎡) until the salt is dissolved, or after the salt has dissolved due to rain, and then sow the seeds.

Also, when weeding measures are taken after planting, salt is spread between the rows so as not to touch the crops. After that, lightly spray the 500 to 1,000 times activated EM on the leaves just in case.

1. Spread salt between the bunches of plants and put some weeds to mulch.
The leaf lettuce on the left is an example in which weeds are suppressed by spreading salt after planting and there is a remarkable fertilization effect in the latter half of growth. Salt, which mainly contains NaCl, is completely soluble in water, so if appears to be causing harm, apply 500 to 1,000 times activated EM so the soil is sufficiently moist (3 to 5 liters per 1㎡), and no salt damage will occur at all.

If you use salt well, it will control weeds, snails and slugs will also decrease and will soon be gone, and it is a perfect measure against soil pests. Spreading 50kg of salt per 1,000 square meters for solar thermal disinfection and using 500 to 1,000 liters of activated EM in combination will allow you to attain optimal conditions.

2. Almost no weeds have grown, and the growth of the plants in the second half will be faster.
As a result, the amount of weeds will be greatly reduced and they will be easier to remove. With the synergistic effect of EM, the soil also will become soft and crumbly, and after that change the salt concentration as necessary.

In the case of rice paddies, after the rice planting, when the seedlings are fully rooted, drain water thoroughly and apply sufficient activated EM with sea water to moisten the soil, then spread a mixture of 30 to 50 kg of dried rice bran and 30 to 50 kg of salt per 10 ares. Then apply water after 4 to 5 days, and the highest grade herbicidal effects will be obtained, and yield and quality will be greatly improved. Try this first of all on a small scale area of about 10 ares.

3. A side view. It is the first time I grew them so easily.
Where seawater is freely available, spray 3 to 5 tons of seawater per 10 ares about one week before planting. Then just before planting, apply 500 to 1,000 times activated EM to sufficiently dissolve the salt. By this method the soil will be fertilized, soil pest insects will be reduced, and weeds will be controlled. The point is, if there are no effects, increase the amount, and if there is concern about salt damage, do commonsense measures to dilute the salt with enough water.


・ Tie the plastic bottles that are Hado sources at a height of about 50cm, using rope made of strong fiber (mini rope with a 2 to 5mm diameter), which will last for about 10 to 20 years.

・ Attach a boundary line to the top of the pillar and connect it to the Hado source.

・ Connect the mini rope to the barrier line and set it on the top of the crops or in the center of the rows.

・ In order to prevent damage by birds, lay the boundary lines crosswise at the highest point, at 1.5 to 3m. intervals.

・ If the area is less than 500 square meters, one plastic bottle as a Hado source is sufficient, but when the area is about 1,000 square meters, set the bottles on diagonal corners. If the area is even larger, set them at all four corners.

・ For wildlife protection over a wide area, set the Hado sources at intervals of 50 to 100m.

・ The more the Hado sources, the greater the effect. If after setting them they seem ineffective, this is due to the degradation of the quality of the EM activated solution used, or else is due to an insufficient overall number of Hado sources.

・ When using with fruit trees, set a Hado source on each tree at a height of 1 to 1.5m, and connect them all with a mini rope.

・ If there is an electric pole next to the field, and it does not cause any problems, as explained in the 100th issue of this series it is even more effective if latent voltage can be induced using a line (mini-rope).

(July 8, 2016)
BRON: https://emrojapan.com/living/105



EM-Vereniging: “Toch handiger om het met niet ge-engineerde EM-A (zoals Microferm) te doen, lijkt ons. Het voorbeeld van Dick van der Maat’s Japanse Esdoorn kwekerij zegt genoeg en tegelijkertijd verbeter je het bodemleven 😀”

The term “genetically engineered” usually gets a lot of flack, and rightfully so given the fact that, whether you’re for or against GE-modified foods, you likely want labels to let you know what you’re purchasing. But there’s something positive coming out of the GE world in terms of food.
There’s now a genetically engineered version of the fungus found in bread and beer that can help clean up the environment. And as we know, the environment severely needs our help.

A team of seven scientists at institutions in Romania and Norway developed the yeast that has the potential to clean up heavy metal pollution, with, according to their research, the most effective strains able to soak up 80 percent of metal ions.

The process, in which plants, microbes, or fungi are used to remove pollutants, is called bioremediation. And it’s being touted as one of the best ways to clean the environment. It is important to note, nonetheless, that when heavy metals are involved, the process is a bit trickier, since some plants don’t grow big enough to make an impact on cleaning contaminated water.

Heavy metal contamination is harmful to both humans as well as wildlife, capable of increasing risks of both carcinogenic and systemic health effects. This knowledge makes finding a solution pressing, and so a team of scientists led by Lavinia Liliana Ruta at the University of Bucharest made it their duty to create genetically engineered yeast to soak up toxic metals.

The researchers created genes made up of a cell membrane anchor, green fluorescent protein, and a metal-binding peptide. The yeast was accompanied by different types of peptides to clean up different types of heavy metals. Cysteine peptides, for instance, were found to best soak up cadmium and silver, while histidine peptides were good for nickel and cobalt.

As of yet, the eco-friendly yeast is limited to the lab, with several years anticipated to go by before it can be used as a cleanup tool. The next step for the team is to find a way to make the genetically engineered yeast serve in a real world setting, such as in a water treatment plant. The team also faces the setback of how to dispose of the yeast once a site is restored. Still, the prospect of such a tool is promising.

Bron: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/07/25/how-new-genetically-engineered-yeast-could-clean-up-heavy-metal-pollution/

One million Apologies to Mother Earth (Maleisië)


uit het archief van www.emrojapan.com (augustus 2009):

The Beginning of a Milestone

Prof. Higa and Mr. Soo at the “One million Apologies to Mother Earth” event

Penang state in Malaysia known as the Pearl of Orient, is an island popular for tourists for its rich Chinese heritage, offering beautiful temples, ruins, museums, preserved forests and beautiful beaches.
Unfortunately, due to the recently business development focused on the coastal locations, local environment is being change to polluted seas and rivers.

Mr. Soo, from Bioremeds (M) Sdn. Bhd., EM supplier in Penang called for a remediation project to give a solution to polluted rivers and sea coast in Penang state.
In joint project with the Government of Penang State, the project called “One million Apologies to Mother Earth” launched to involve governmental bodies, organizations, private sectors and residents in a bioremediation campaign to protect the rivers and recover the aquatic life.

Several workshops were organized to teach people concern more about the environment and learn on the benefits of EM. During workshops, participants had the opportunity to make EM Mudballs to be thrown into polluted rivers and Gurney bay where an opening ceremony was scheduled for August 8th 2009.

One Million Apologies to Mother Earth Event

Prof. Higa and Chief Minister of Penang declared August 8th as the “World EM Mudball Day”

Prof. Teruo Higa was invited to give a seminar on EM and ask participants to create environmental consciousness by joining making and throwing EM Mudballs in Penang state rivers and channels.

The opening ceremony of the environmental awareness event, “One Million Apologies to Mother Earth” where Mr. Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Penang was in charge of the inauguration held on August 8th 2009 at Gurney Drive.
The event was highlighted with a state-wide throwing of one million EM mudballs into channels, rivers and seafronts in Penang state with the participation of approximately 18,000 people that threw 1.2 million EM Mudballs into polluted river and seashore.
The same day, Prof. Higa signed a proclamation declaring August 8th as the “World EM Mudball Day” in the presence of the state governor.

Mr. Soo remembered that was worried about how he could make the one million mudballs but one day a nine-year-old girl came to see him, and said, “We did terrible things to the earth’s environment. We want to apologize to the earth and make EM mudballs to help out.” This reinvigorated Mr. Soo and making EM Mudballs became a statewide project reaching 1.2 million of EM Mudballs.

Chief Minister of Penang thowing EM Mudballs at Gurney Drive

Prof. Higa with Mr. Soo, EMRO Staff and organizers

Volunteers throw EM Mudballs in other sites also as a pre event

Measure of sludge before applying EM Mudballs at Gurney Drive

Reduction of sludge after applying EM Mudballs

EM Mudball Event Worldwide

The magnitude and passion of this event boosted what we call as the “EM Mudballs Movement” worldwide.
In Japan, the EM Mudball Movement held during the Ocean Day on July 20th every year throughout Japan. EM groups along with volunteers gather to make and throw EM mudballs hoping to keep rivers and sea coasts clean. In Okinawa, the event is celebrated with volunteers who wants to keep beaches clean so participants start collecting waste and ended throwing EM mudballs.

In Thailand, during the big flood of 2011, thousands of volunteers joined to make EM mudballs everywhere in community halls and even in shopping malls to act against the serious pollution of water. Even the Prime Minister in charge, joined the movement and threw EM mudballs while supplying emergency relief goods (see the news at REUTERS). Read more at EM to Fight the Worst Flood in Thailand History

In the Philippines, EM Mudball Movement is getting excited with a group of young people concerned on pollution which has called for the project known as “the fight of Super Mudball”. They earnest promote how to care about environment and take advantage of EM mudballs. They organize events and workshops periodically to throw the EM mudballs into rivers and channels.

In Russia, also enthusiastic at this movement, our partner along with government support, has launched a project to purify Amur bay in Vladivostok in 2016. They use boats to apply more than 35000 EM mudballs into the sea.

In Brazil, our partner has launched events with governmental and private entities to clean rivers and ponds involiving community and children to create a better environment.

And there are many more countries that inspired by the EM Mudball are continuously helping the natural environment.




BRON: https://www.emrojapan.com/case/detail/84

EM-X Gold, een remedie tegen straling (Frans)


Van een Franse collega ontvingen we het artikel waar we hier een link van hebben geplaatst. Het oorspronkelijke artikel is in het Frans, maar we hebben ook een link naar de Nederlandse Google translate versie geplaatst.

In het kort…er is onlangs in Noorwegen een lek van jodium 131 in de kernreactor in Halden geweest. Er zijn verschillende metingen al gedaan o.a. in Frankrijk van toename van het volatile stof die gemakkelijk via planten, wortels, dieren, in de mens terechtkomt.
Hier wordt in de media niet over gesproken maar hoe dan ook, ook als de schade klein is het al gaande.
What to do?
Naast de jodium tinctuur die je preventief kan nemen voor je schildklier wordt hier gesproken over EMX gold. De micro-organismen eten de radioactieve stoffen in jouw lichaam op.

Een citaat, vrij vertaald met Google Translate:

“Ik herinner me over het ongeluk bij Tchernobyl dat in de noordelijke gebieden met tienduizenden bestraalde en niet-consumeerbare rendieren er op een veld dat behandeld was met EM, een kudde was waar noch de dieren, noch de planten een spoor van radioactiviteit hadden.

In Fukushima is een boomgaard gevonden in de rode zone die behandeld was met EM en waarvan de perziken, abrikozen, peren en appels wonderbaarlijk vrij waren van radioactiviteit en daarom perfect eetbaar – vreemd genoeg wordt hier weinig over gecommuniceerd – maar ik heb deze info in mijn dagboek gezet – en men zou zelfs kunnen zeggen dat met probeert om deze geweldige ervaring te vergeten …!”

Het artikel in Nederlands (Google Translate): https://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=fr&tl=nl&js=y&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fmicheldogna.fr%2Fem-x-gold-2%2F&edit-text=&act=url

Het oorspronkelijke artikel: http://micheldogna.fr/em-x-gold-2/

Can Effective Microorganisms reduce radioactive radiation?


SWISTTAL-HEIMERZHEIM (NNA) – Attempts to reduce the radioactive contamination of soil in the vicinity of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan are reported on the website of EMIKO group of companies.

The technology of so-called Effective Microorganisms (EM) was developed by the Japanese agricultural scientist Prof. Teruo Higa. Higa has been conducting research for the last 30 years to improve soil quality through microorganisms. EM technology is created through mixing a variety of microorganism to ensure active soil life through differentiated and highly developed fermentation techniques, the website says.

A conference on the subject of EM in Fukushima last October was attended by 900 people. Scientists from Belarus reported about their research using EM to reduce radioactive radiation and the technology was also used after the Tsunami in Thailand. The October conference was looking at possibilities of using EM in the Fukushima region. The conference included visits to farms and experimental fields.

The first indication that EM might help to reduce radiation came when an organic farmer who had used EM on his fruit farm for 20 years supplied apples and pears to his cooperative last summer for the first time after the nuclear disaster. Many of his fellow farmers were unable to sell their fruit because it contained too high levels of radiation. However no such radiation levels were found in the fruit of the organic farmer using EM.

EMIKO says that the reasons for the reduced radiation levels have not yet been finally determined. But research by Prof. Higa and Prof. Tazaki as to why soil and crops treated with Effective Microorganisms display less radioactive contamination indicates that the EM might be able to transform harmful caesium into non-radioactive barium.


Item: 130107-02EN Date: 7 January 2013

Copyright 2013 News Network Anthroposophy Limited. All rights reserved.

‘Kuilbulten met Bokashi moeten bodem verbeteren’




LUINJEBERD  Staatsbosbeheer experimenteert de komende jaren met kuilbulten met bokashi. Dit is organisch materiaal, dat fermenteert en geschikt is als voeding voor weidevogelland.

Bokashi – het woord het klinkt als de naam van een ver vakantieoord. De werkelijke betekenis is echter veel minder exotisch. “Bokashi is een soort compost. Het is organisch materiaal, bijvoorbeeld grasmaaisel, gemengd met kleimineralen, zeeschelpenkalk en micro-organismen”, vertelt boswachter Bennie Henstra van Staatsbosbeheer. “Hetverschil is dat compost met zuurstof wordt omgezet en bokashi zonder zuurstof. Bacteriën en gisten en schimmels zetten het binnen tien weken om tot vruchtbare voeding voor bodem en planten.”

Staatsbosbeheer liet op het terrein van Loon- en Kraanbedrijf Veldman in Luinjeberd een bokashibult van 150 ton zetten. In Oldelamer is onlangs een twee keer zo grote bokashibult geplaatst. “Bokashi ziet eruit als bruine kuil, het ruikt alleen minder zuur.” Henstra, afgestudeerd als milieukundige, was als jongere al actief als nazorger van kievitseieren. “Graslanden worden steeds minder geschikt voor weidevogels. Nederland heeft de laatste twintig jaar behoorlijk wat van haar landbouwgrond gevraagd. Er is een omslag nodig.”

In een vakblad las Henstra over agrariërs in Drenthe die bokashi over hun land uitrijden. “Een bodemverbeteraar bestaande uit organisch materiaal. Gras van minder goede kwaliteit dat niet geschikt is voor veevoer, strooisel of biogas.” Dit gras belandt daarom meestal op de composthoop, terwijl het goed gebruikt kan worden om bijvoorbeeld weidevogelland te voeden. “Vruchtbare grond betekent meer voeding, en dat is weer goed voor onze weidevogels.”

Staatsbosbeheer gebruikt ruwe mest om weidevogelgebied te bevruchten. Daar is de laatste jaren echter een tekort aan. “Boeren kunnen deze mest tegenwoordig zelf goed gebruiken. Bovendien gebruikenze kunstmest. Dat bevat stikstof, kali en fosfaat. Het gras groeit daardoor snel, maar de bodem heeft ook andere voedingsstoffen nodig. In bokashi zijn die wel aanwezig. Natuurlijke kringloop is een goed alternatief.” Henstra onderzocht of Staatsbosbeheer ook gebruik kon maken van deze bevruchtingsmethode om de bodemkwaliteit van weidevogelland op te waarderen. “Op een Bokashidag vertelden experts dat het vrij simpel is om bokashibulten te maken. Het past heel goed in deze tijd van duurzaamheid en biologisch grondbeheer.”

Ineke Veldman van Loon- en Kraanbedrijf Veldman had nog nooit gehoord van bokashi. “Wij kunnen hier wel gewone kuilbulten maken, dus het leek ons een leuke uitdaging om het experiment met Staatsbosbeheer aan te gaan.” In Luinjeberd werd grasmaaisel gemengd met mineralen, kalk en micro-organismen. De komende jaren moet blijken

wat bokashi met de grond doet. “We gaan de bodemkwaliteit meten en tellen hoeveel wormen voorkomen in de percelen met bokashi en vergelijken dat met de grond waar geen bokashi is uitgereden. Ik heb goede hoop”, besluit Henstra.

‘Oplossing voor voedselprobleem’

In Friesland zijn momenteel zo’n veertig bokashibulten. Theo Mulder van Agro Mulder in Kollumerawaag adviseert agrariërs sinds 199§ over het maken van deze bulten. “Alle boeren op Skiermûntseach meitsje al jierren bokashi. Dat binne biologyske boeren, mar ek net-biologyske agrariërs yn Fryslän hawwe ynteresse yn bokashi.” Mulder is stellig over het nut ervan. “Ik sjoch bokashi op de lange termyn asdieloplossing fan us wräldfoedselprobleem. Lokkich reitsje de lêstetiid hieltyd mear minsken fan oertsjûge dat der wat feroarje moat yn us wize fan grûnbehear. Want sa’t we it no oanpakke, komt it netgoed.” Bokashi kan worden gebruikt als aanvulling op kunstmest. Ook particulieren kunnen het bokashiproces toepassen. “Der binne ekbokashi-amers foar yn de keuken. Dan kinst dyn grienöffal omsette yn fruchtber materiaal. De kok fan fersoargingstehûs Nij Toutenburg yn Noardburgum docht dat ek. Nei in pear wike struit hy de bokashi utyn de tun.” Vitaliteit, daar draait het om. “As de grûn fitaler is, dan wurde de boaiem, it gers en de molke dat ek.

BRON: https://www.agriton.nl/artikel-kuilbulten-met-bokashi-moeten-bodem-verbeteren/

400 students help enhance cleanliness of river via CSR initiative



BUTTERWORTH: More than 400 SJK(C) Chung Hwa 3 Perai pupils are making 5,000 effective microorganisms (EM) mud balls to be thrown into Sungai Perai to enhance the cleanliness of the river.

Principal Tan Gaik Lay said the students were roped into the corporate social responsibility (CSR) project by South Island Garment Sdn Bhd to increase their environmental awareness.

She also urged students to make a habit of reducing waste, reusing items and recycling materials for a sustainable lifestyle.

“Making mud balls is just one part of being green, students should also save on water and electricity usage too,” she said in her speech during the launching ceremony today.

The company’s publicity chief Tan Swee Beng meanwhile said the microorganisms could help clean the river water thereby reducing the odour.

“This is an annual event which we hope can raise awareness of the importance to maintain our environment,” he said.

The making of the mud balls are expected to be completed latest by tomorrow and be thrown into the river soon after.


BRON: http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1839992