Effective Microorganisms


Effective Microorganisms (E.M) are mixed cultures of beneficial naturally-occurring organisms, (beneficial bacteria and fungi.)  E.M can be used for soil inoculation by increasing microbial diversity.

E.M consists mainly of photosynthesizing bacteria, lactic acid bacteria, yeasts, actinomycetes and fermenting fungi.

Healthy soil ecology can protect plants against soil associated diseases caused by pathogens. The beneficial microorganisms in E.M provide amino acids (natural growth stimulants), nutrients and minerals in a usable form to the plants via the root system. They also improve the soils structure, and its ability to retain nutrients and moisture. ;adapted from Kengo and Hui-lian, (2000).


Uses / applications

We use the E.M as a foliar spray,  a soil drench, for compost remediation and as a regenerative input to reinvigorate microbial life. (beneficial bacteria and fungi).


E.M we use and recommend

We choose to use Bioboost from the Australian company  Macroboost .

With over 25 years extensive experience working with E.M, Brian Horsley, CEO of Macroboost has been hard at it passionately developing his product specifically for our intended use, regenerative farming.

The cultures used for the base of this product are worlds best. Sourced from Japan and Austria, the specific strains have been chosen to make highly stable self  sustaining colonies able to be stored for extended periods (years.)

Bioboost is available through us or the Macroboost site. It is available in varying sizes. We mix 500ml to a 9 litre watering can or similar amount for a sprayer.

Bioboost is a cost effective Regenerative supplement for bio- intensive commercial market farming. For even greater cost effectiveness it can be extended. (see video)



It can be extended or reinvigorated by adding certified organic molasses 1:1 plus water 10:1 See instructional video.



Certified organic molasses

It is important to use only certified organic molasses as it is sulphide free. It can be purchased from Organic Health food stores


Indigenous microorganisms DIY

You may choose to make your own by leaving a dish of milk in your favorite forest area, although we have not yet tried this we hope to in the near future.




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