Gangtok, 12 Sept:
Founder of Effective Microbes (EM) technology, Dr. Teruo Higa had an interactive meeting with over 40 farmers near Saramsa Garden today, a press release informs.
Dr Higa along with his team from Japan and Chairman of the Maple Orgtech Group, Madan Mohanka visited the farm of Kailash Thapa Magar (who has won state and national awards for his success in kalnunia variety rice production) and inspected various crops planted n the field.
He observed that the fields using EM had positive energy emanating while those without had weak energy fields. DrHiga was introduced to the farmers by Former Chairman Agriculture Board, DN Sapkota and himself a pioneer in introducing EM technology in Sikkim.
Dr. Higa congratulated the farmers for their success in organic farming and making the state of Sikkim recognised all over the world as an organic state. He said the use of EM technology would bring about positive results not only in terms of their crops but also in overall health and happiness of the farmers. He answered questions which the farmers had, regarding various pests and diseases and offered solutions to farmers using EM technology.
DrHiga also distributed felicitations to local farmers and a student who had excelled in organic farming and EM use and enjoyed an organic lunch of ethnic food with them.
Later,DrHiga visited the large cardamom field of SarojRai of Namcheybong and was shown the disease of phurkey affecting the crop which was resulting in the cardamom plant dying within 3–4 years as against a lifetime of 10–15 years earlier.
DrHiga suggested the use of ground charcoal and salt with EM solution for the disease and said he was confident that it would be arrested. A similar solution was offered for orange plants affected by die back disease.
It may be recalled that DrHiga in his lecture on Wednesday had suggested the creation of a magnetic field using bottles of EM solution and charcoal around crop fields for warding off attacks of monkeys and wild boar.
In his final day in Sikkim the world renowned professor from the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa expressed happiness at the extent of green cover and positive energy in the state and said it was a model for the whole world to emulate.