Effective microorganisms have been cultured by Dr. Teruo Higa from Ryukyus University in Okinawa, Japan
Effective microorganisms have been cultured by Dr. Teruo Higa from Ryukyus University in Okinawa, Japan. EM culture is a liquid mixture with pH of 3.5, the composition of which is made out of interaction between different groups of natural aerobic and optional anaerobic microorganisms. EM incorporate a large number of lactic-acid bacteria (Lactobacillus and Pedicoccus), photosynthetic bacteria, actinomycetes and other microorganisms.
EM cultures have been well-researched. Studies have proved their safety both for humans and animals. At first, EM were used as soil additives as well as for growing vegetables and fruit.
In 1980s some experiments were carried out that expanded the range of application for EM and showed their effectiveness in resolving various ecological problems. There are plenty of microorganisms everywhere and they greatly influence biological and chemical processes of decomposition, fermentation, oxidation and diseases of any biosystem. Before the development of EM technology there was no way of effectively controlling these microbial populations on a large scale. Thus EM have become a revolutionary tool in controlling dominant micropopulations and increasing effectiveness of natural systems.