[Microorganisms]: Microscopically small and very beneficial creatures that make up 70 % of all living matter.
Effective Microorganisms (EMa) are a liquid mixed culture made up of lactic acid bacteria, photosynthesis bacteria and yeast. They are the basis for all Multikraft products, which are created by fermentation. During fermentation, organic substances (such as herbs, sugar cane molasses etc.) are converted by enzymes or microorganisms. The addition of microorganisms enables substances to be created that would be very difficult or even impossible to produce chemically.
To create Multikraft products, special microorganisms are cultivated using sugar cane molasses in a multi-stage process. During this fermentation process, sugar cane molasses is broken down and Effective Microorganisms multiply. The special composition of EM makes the end product exceptionally valuable and rich in extremely antioxidant, life-supporting substances (enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, bioactive substances etc.).
The best example of fermentation is the production of sauerkraut. During this process, nutrition that is rich in vitamin C is produced from raw cabbage which is low in vitamin C. This is induced by the fermentative bacteria, especially lactic acid cultures in this case.
Products containing Effective Microorganisms
There are wide ranges of applications for Multikraft probiotics, both in conventional and organic agriculture. Multikraft Probiotics create optimum environments in soil and plant surfaces. Stimulating beneficial microbial activity in soil and plants.
The antioxidants in Effective Microorganisms are able to neutralise free radicals and promote a regenerative environment.
Oxidisation: is the bonding of substances with oxygen (e.g.: Iron + oxygen = rust; cut apple + oxygen = brown cut surface). Increased free radicals, which are damaging to the environment, may be produced during oxidisation.
Anti-oxidisation: stops substances bonding with oxygen or reverses this process (e.g.: rusting is prevented or reversed, the cut surface of the apple stays light for longer).
Effective Microorganisms produce large quantities of antioxidants. These primarily consist of: polysaccharides, chelated minerals with catalytic activity as well as limited quantities of vitamins C and E and micro-nutrients.
There are three general types of microorganisms:
Effective Microorganisms can be classified as the regenerative type. They can directly and indirectly prevent decomposition in all substances and thus keep living organisms and the environment healthy.
The degenerative type of micro-organisms behave in exactly the opposite way to the regenerative ones. The neutral micro-organisms form the biggest group and adhere to the so-called dominance principle of any group that is dominant in a system. Thus, if we can create an environment in which the regenerative micro-organisms are prevalent, these neutral micro-organisms follow the construction process. Therefore using EM Effective Microorganisms opens up completely new dimensions in many areas of life.
Multikraft Probiotic products “bring soils to life” by increasing the number and diversity of microbial populations in the environment under treatment. The result is high quality fertilizers and composts with high nutrient value, increased quality and significant savings in both cost and manpower.
Faster uptake of Nutrients Better soil structure (water holding capacity)Easy application (liquid nutrients in pre-digested forms)Carbon sequestration (builds soil humus)Nitrogen FixationHigh quality fertilizer from animal wastesSafe to use
Micro-organisms in composting are opening up new dimensions and opportunities for the easy and economical conversion of “waste” into a commercial product.
Composting – the new way
Multikraft “anaerobic” compost
No expensive machinery
Minimal nutrient loss
Saves labour costs
High quality compost
More vitamins and bioactive substances created
Compost from sewage sludge
Compost from all organic waste
Safe to use
Arable crops (Cereals, Silage Crops, etc.)Fruits (Strawberries, Raspberries, melons, etc.)Vegetables (Tomatoes, Cucumber, capsicum, etc.).
Multikraft Probiotics products offer solutions both for organic and conventional farming methods. Compost treated with Multikraft Probiotics products adds beneficial microorganisms to the soil before planting, and is an organic way of fertilizing. At the same time Multikraft Probiotics offers organic fertilizers, which can be applied as a liquid via the irrigation system. The use of Chemical Feritilizers, Pesticides and Fugicides has been proven to have a bad effect on soil and plant health over the years. Studies conducted have shown a direct link between the use of Chemical Agents and the decrease of biological activity in soil and plants.
This leads to weak crops and less yield. More and more chemical agents (fertilizers, fugicides and pesticides) have to be used every season to control the outbreak of pests (flies and insects) and fungal diseases, caused by weak soil and weak plants. Our Multikraft Probiotic products help build up the organic matter in the soil by taking nutrients such as carbon and nitrogen from the air and storing it in the soil. This enhances the water holding capacity in the soil and leads to less irrigation water use on farms.
Also problems regarding high salt contents in the irrigation water can be buffered more effectively when using MPb products.
Through the conditioning of the soil with MPb products, the plants` root growth is enhanced and its resistance against harsh conditions is strengthened. The build up of organic matter in the soil leads to a healthier environment for plants to grow in, saves water and fertilizer cost, and at the same time doesn’t deplete the soil structure from season to season, instead making it stronger every year … the natural way for generations to come.