Bio Active Microorganisms (BAM)

Origins in Japan over 30 years ago

The idea of using microorganisms in the soil was made popular in the mid-80s by Teruo Higa, a japanese professor of Horticulture. Higa differentiates between positive ( anabolic / regenerative ), negative ( depleting / degenerative ) and opportunistic microbes. The addition of ( relative to the total mass ) few regenerative microorganisms can create an overall favorable environment, which makes the nutrients from the substrate produced in the soil usable.

Controlling the microbiological environment through the dominance principle

Microorganisms, bacteria and fungi have an important impact on cultivated soils. Scientific research is only gradually discovering the extensive effects microorganisms have on each other and other living things. Our soils must be viewed as living systems. The symbiosis of bacteria, fungi and plants produces healthy and sustainable growth. Organisms in the soil feed and protect each other. If we are able to control and direct microbiological processes in agriculture, we can strengthen the plants, increase yields, and ultimately produce better quality food. With Bio Active Microorganisms we can already have a large impact on microbiology in the soil – naturally and without genetic engineering.

Soils have about 5 % positive, 5 % negative ( pathogenic fungi and bacteria ) and 90 % neutral microorganisms. Bio Active Microorganisms show the direction to take by raising the positive side to 6-8 %, which subsequently affects the overall environment.

This brings fresh life into the soil, it creates a positive humus environment that encourages other bacteria and fungi to contribute their useful properties.

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