A PRIMER ON THE AGRICULTURAL USAGE OF EFFECTIVE MICROORGANISMS
LactoBac LAS-1 is a concentrated liquid form of Lactic Acid Serum (LAS). It contains Lactobacillus, which is an indigenous microorganism used in food processing, production of beneficial drugs and medicine, and in agricultural production. This organism is soil-borne, free-living, and of the beneficial type. The serum is cultured using natural fermentation process and is not genetically engineered to enhance its beneficial effects.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING LACTOBAC LAS-1?
The advantages of using LactoBac LAS-1 are as follows:
A. In Livestock and Poultry Raising
1. faster growth rate and uniform growth rate
2. prevents disease development and epidemic
3. decreases mortality rate and animal stress
4. improves quality of produce
5. easily converts animal waste into organic fertilizers
6. eliminates foul odors from pens and ponds
B. In Crop Production
1. promotes germination, flowering, fruiting, and ripening in plants
2. improves soil quality and eliminates soil-borne pathogens
3. enhances the photosynthetic capacity of crops
4. increases the efficacy of organic matter as fertilizers
C. In Organic Waste Management
1. increases decomposition rate or organic wastes
2. eliminates foul odor of organic origin
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS AND MODE OF ACTION OF LACTOBAC LAS-1?
Although acid producing in nature, LAS aids in establishing a good and efficient gastrointestinal tract and further enhances the digestive, nutrient absorption, and assimilation abilities of animals. This in turn makes the nutrients in feeds more readily available to poultry and livestock. Adding LAS to drinking water improves its quality by means of hindering potentially detrimental contaminants and pathogenic microbes from entering the system. The combination of both helps in improving the quantity and quality of produce by providing the animals with maximum defense against harmful bacteria.
LAS has the ability to absorb ammonia present in animal manure and converts it into organic acid thereby eliminating foul odor. Adding LAS to composts increases the decomposition of organic wastes therefore reducing composting time.
LAS watered into the soil or sprayed directly on crops (fruit trees, vegetables, ornamentals, and others) enhances plant growth and makes them healthier. This beneficial bacteria aids in the decomposition process in the soil thus allowing more nutrients to be available and assimilated by the plant. It aids in improving the physical, chemical, and biological environments in the soil and helps in eliminating soil-borne disease organisms and pests.
LAS is reproductively more active compared to other groups of organisms thus population density of this organism is relative to the magnitude of the degrading organic matter.
Effective Microorganism (EM) technology was brought into the Philippines in 1994 by Hiroshi Ono from Japan. EM, which consists of mixed cultures of soil-borne, free-living, and beneficial microorganisms was developed in the 1980s by Dr. Teruo Higa from the University of Ryukyus based in Okinawa, Japan. EM was initially developed fro crop production by Mokichi Okida on the Living Soil. It was found out later that EM has lots of beneficial effects on the environment. Damage done tot he environment is reversed using this revolutionary but natural technology.
HOW IS LACTOBAC LAS-1 USED?
1. LactoBac LAS-1 Mist/Spray Solution:
For eliminating foul odor in poultry and pig pens, spray LactoBac LAS-1 onto floorings and walls at 1:100 every 3 days.
For use on crops, spray LactoBac LAS-1 onto plants and soil at 1:100 every 3 days for the first 2 weeks, and at 1:200 every 3 days from then on.
For use in composting organic wastes, spray evenly at 1:100 until fully saturated.
2. LactoBac LAS-1 Activated Solution:
For use as drinking water for animals, add at 1:100 dilution for the first 7-14 days, and at 1:200 dilution from then on.
3. LactoBac LAS-1 Feed Additive for Poultry and Livestock
Add LactoBac LAS-1 Activated Feed onto feeds daily at 3% for the first 7 days and 1-3% from then on.
Using this technology reduces the agriculture production cost by significantly reducing mortality and cutting the use of expensive disinfectants and medications while improving the quantity and quality of production thereby increasing profitability.
THESE PRODUCTS ARE PACKAGED AS FOLLOWS:
LactoBac LAS-1 Concentrate:
Available in 1 Liter Bottling
LactoBac LAS-1 Activated Compost
Available in 25 kilo and 50 kilo Packing