Efficient microorganisms increase agricultural yield in Cuba

Havana, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The increase in agricultural yield is among the main results in Cuba and other countries, due to the use of efficient microorganisms, a Japanese technique that is also used in stockbreeding, it was reported on Monday.

Omar Gonzalez, from the Jose Machado agricultural cooperative, in Matanzas province, explained to Prensa Latina that this Japanese technique was taught to Costa Rican farmers and they passed it to Cuban peasants.

It has to do with the use of microorganisms like phototropic and lactic bacteria, fungi and other agents that grow in fallen leafs in forests and decompose the organic matter and improve crops, the expert pointed out.

They also eliminate bad smells, ticks (in the case of stockbreeding) and have other beneficial uses, he added.

Gonzalez, who taught a course on that technique at a recent Earth Festival in this capital, stated that farmers and cooperative members are taught to use it in order to prepare it and use it in their farms.

The abovementioned microorganisms are reproduced anaerobically at home, in the field or in the farm, and are combined with rice, molasses and other elements, and in a short period, a few weeks, an efficient product is obtained for agriculture and stockbreeding, he said.

Gonzalez pointed out that the Indio Hatuey Pasture and Forage Station, based in Matanzas, also teaches courses on that technique to spread it among farmers nationwide.


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