EM-1 Application in Ros Luciano Poultry Company in Baras, Rizal
Obnoxious odor and houseflies are the common health and sanitation problem in poultry farms. Obnoxious odor coming from high concentration of decomposing manure, produce gasses like ammonia and hydrogen sulfide which causes respiratory stress, not just on workers as well as in animals living in this condition. Ammonia is an oxidative substance, putrefactive and supports the growth of pathogenic microbes. EM has strong antioxidant effect on manure that resists putrefaction to prevent foul odor. EM also suppresses the growth of pathogenic microorganisms.
Houseflies deposit their egg on manure. Maggots (larvae of housefly) develop in moist and warm manure and move to drier areas to pupate. Adult flies have wings and may transmit disease. Use of EM-1 in manures reduces flies, ticks and other harmful insects’ populations.
EM-1 will not just suppress odor in poultry pen but will also produce high quality of organic manure with no foul odor, which reduces stress factor in animals and enhances immunity against disease that will keep the animals in good health.
November 8, 2011 was the first visit in Ros Luciano Poultry in Sitio Kaysakat, Brgy. Kinugay, Baras, Rizal. More than 38,000 heads of chicken in approximately 2,300 sq.m tunnel vent house.
There are three ways on how to use EM-1 in poultry.
1. Spraying EMAS in poultry pens especially on manure.
2. Adding pure EM-1 in drinking water of chickens.
3. Adding bokashi feed additive or by spraying EM-1 directly to the feeds of chicken.
Note: EM-1 should not be used with other chemical disinfectant.
1. SPRAYING ONLY ( Application allowed to test)
Spraying is done to eliminate foul odor because of harmful microbes that produces substance like ammonia and other obnoxious gasses. EMAS will suppress the development of harmful microbes therefore production of this obnoxious odor is eliminated.
ACTIVATION OF EM-1 (EMAS means EM Activated Solution)
1 L EM-1 Concentrate
1 L Molasses
28 L non-chlorinated water
30 L capacity of water container with sealable airtight cover
- In 30 L capacity of container mix 1L molasses to non-chlorinated water until molasses are dissolved.
- Add 1L of EM-1 and mix well.
- Cover the container tightly and put it on warm or room temperature shaded area without direct sunlight. On the 3rd or 4th day open the container to release the gas and tighten it again.
- Ferment it for 7-10 days.
- This EMAS should have sweet sour smell to ensure uncontaminated fermentation. The contaminated EMAS smell’s putrefied and don’t use it.
Note: This EMAS can not be extended again. Only EM-1 can be extended. Harbest and EMRPI can’t warrant the quality and efficacy beyond this recommendation.
ACTUAL APPLICATION: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
|1 liter EMAS (EM ACTIVATED SOLUTION) mixed to 50 liters water|
Before scattering the chicks to the whole area, effective microorganisms were inoculated by diluting 1 liter of EMAS to 50 liters of water and sprayed it unto floor
During the growth period, diluted EM activated solution (DEMS) 1:50 was sprayed to the whole area, especially on manure at the rate of approximately 250 ml per square meter once daily.
DEMS was used within the day as advised.
|Spraying EMAS diluted 1:50|
|This situation should be avoided |
because houseflies likes to reproduce
in this condition
Empty bottles of soft drinks were used. Bio-supernet (yellow stickers) was sprayed outside the bottle because most insects were attracted to yellow color. Second picture from the left has molasses inside it because houseflies were also attracted to the smell of molasses.