Following on from my previous post on the history of One Organic’s EM Effective Microorganism development once the results from the nursery trials were completed the plants need to be accessed so One Organic enlisted the support of several universities to evaluate the health and vitality of the plants along with medium in which the plants had been grown.
The findings were nothing short of amazing from start to finish the seedings only required 1/3 of the amount of water and because of the addition of the Effective Microorganism’s the plants were able to utilise more efficiently the nutrients in the mix this meant that in the long term there would be a reduction in the cost of materials for additives.
What was also noticed was that the by-product of the plants that didn’t sell were able to be more effectively composted which meant there were opportunities for One Organic to increase its product lines by allowing customers to buy organic compost and a very competitive price as the materials from prior production could be utilised more effectively. This was an unexpected result and totally in-line with One Organic ethos of not wasting anything and trying to maintain low prices to make their plants more affordable to farmers and the domestic farmers.
The results of these trials are not to be understated in a world where water is becoming more scarce and top soils are depleting by the hour and by product from pollution is costs tens of millions to deal with these results were nothing short of remarkable. Upon receiving the news from the universities and witnessing the inhouse results from the trials the directors were inspired to further develop the Effective Microorganism’s with the view to having their customers buy organic compost at the farmers markets they were servicing.
Once these trials were completed there was a round the table meeting between the directors and all the parties involved to see how viable it would be to commence a trial in utilising effective microorganism in agriculture. You see although One Organic was growing in a purpose built nursery that was designed to grow in condition’s as close as possible to nature there was some protection from the elements in terms of insect netting / sun and rain so now was the time to commence the next phase of the trial which would acid test the effective microorganism’s ability to perform in much harsher conditions.
To be cont.