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What are EM – Effective Microorganisms?
The EM (Effective Microorganisms) are predominantly anaerobic soil extracted organisms mixed into commercial amendments which include;
Lactic acid bacteria, photosynthetic bacteria, yeast and other natural microorganisms existing in soils.
EM was discovered only 30 years ago by Professor Teuro Higa, a Japanese agricultural scientist. Since then, it has been introduced in many countries for soil preparation, yield enhancement, waste treatment, etc.
Teuro Higa began experimenting with effective microorganisms (EM) in 1981 in search of being able to offer higher yields by forgoing conventional chemistry.
Having to supervise several agricultural projects involving large amounts of chemicals, his health deteriorated, and he suffered from severe pesticide poisoning.
One afternoon in 1981 Teuro Higa went to his laboratory and poured the mixture of microorganisms on a small patch of grass. A week later he noticed that the grass grew stronger and faster.
It was the combination of different microorganisms that was the key to success.
(article extracted from microorganismos-efectivos.com and Wikipedia)