DEVELOPING HARMLESS AGRICULTURE
A report from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change (CCAFS) in 2011 identified the threats for agricultural environment from unsustainable resource usage. Specifically, chemical fertilizers usage in China (383.6 kilograms per hectare) is contributing to non-point source pollution. Furthermore, approximately 180-million mu farmland (11.7 million hectares) has been suffering from heavy metal pollution in Mainland China. Kiwa Bio-Tech is committed to developing harmless agriculture upon which we can minimize the negative impact of chemical fertilizer on the farmland soil and reduce our environmental footprint.
Harmless agriculture refers to the production and processing system that sustain the health of the soil, plant nourishing crops and provide safe food to people. Our agricultural development concept is inherited from the natural farming that emphasizes building communion and kinship between humankind and nature.
Characteristics of Harmless Agriculture
Respecting the basic rights of plants and animals, and making maximum usage of natural resources;
Establishing sustainable production system to achieve harmonious coexistence between humankind and nature;
Making full use of the original strength of soil to cultivate high quality agricultural products;
Using fertilizer rationally while minimizing application of pesticides, plant growth regulator, growth hormone, and immature farm manure. Using intercropping and biological control techniques to control pests and weeds in ecological way;
Taking advantages of the local environment by implementing rotation and interplanting; applying microbial fertilizers to maintain and enhance soil fertility;
Restoring the natural environment destroyed by chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals;
Strictly regulating operation standards in the processing of agricultural products and market transaction; realizing the harmlessness in the whole industrial chain in the planting, processing and trading of agricultural products;
Harmless agriculture aims to bring benefits to our posterity.
Taking A Whole Industry Chain Approach
Our approach to harmless agriculture takes the industry chain into account. For this reason, our research and development team adheres to the philosophy of natural farming to study the benefits of the microorganism for cultivating healthy farmland soil. Our researchers strive to develop biological organic fertilizer products that enable us to eliminate the pollutants in the soil and recover soil fertility. We are also dedicated to establishing harmless agriculture industry chain to ensure safe processing system and harmless agricultural market standardization. As a result, we are able to guarantee the protection of natural resources and agricultural sustainability.
OUR CORE TECHNOLOGY
To achieve our goal of developing harmless agriculture, our research team has developed Kiwa-ETS biological technology.
The History of Kiwa-ETS Biological Technology
Kiwa-ETS biotechnology was developed from ETS technology. The latter was established in the U.S. approximately 100 years ago by Dr. George Earp-Thomas and commercialized and improved in Japan. In 2005, Prof. Changsheng Liu introduced ETS technology into Mainland China to amend pollution and soil to improve crop plant and economical plants’ yields. ETS stands for “Earth Total Support”, the technology was also named after Dr. Earp Thomas and Mr. Soda.
In 1905, American microbiologist and medical scientist, Dr. Earp-Thomas discovered that there are huge amount of microbes in fertile soil and mineral compounds. At the same time he also discovered decomposable microbe and named it “Earp Thomas bacteria”.
From 1925 to 1930, Mr. Takesuke Komori started distributions and sales of Earp Thomas bacteria flora in Japan. The bacteria have been found to lead to speedy efficient improvement in the whole system, which eventually lead to efficient, low cost and miraculous outcome in Japanese market.
In 1953, Dr. Earp Thomas invented fermentation machine for the “Earp Thomas bacteria” and started selling the machine in the same year.
In 1995, Japanese scholar Mr. Soda got biological technology concession from Dr. Earp Thomas.
In 1997, Mr. Soda synthetized the fully functional beneficial microbe flora by compounding the Earp-Thomas bacteria and anaerobic bacteria that was known as Pasteurella. Mr. Soda also established the research institute of Earth Total Support (ETS) and named the synthetic bacteria “ETS bacteria.”
In 2005, Mr. Changsheng Liu introduced ETS technology to Mainland China.
In 2010, the ETS Environmental and Agricultural Microorganism Technology Research Center of Institute of Geographical Science and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Science was established to develop ETS technology in China.
In 2017, Kiwa Bio-Tech established close strategic cooperation with ETS center; aiming to upgrade ETS biotechnology to Kiwa-ETS core technology. The latter will be applied to be the criteria for developing harmless agricultural standard system.
Kiwa has developed two types of bacteria as the core technology, including Kiwa patented compound yield-increasing bacteria and Kiwa-ETS Compound Microorganism Flora. The bacteria in our products can increase the decomposition of the organic matters in soil to produce and transform available nutrients for plants. Of importance, the active bacteria contribute to decreasing the impact of the heavy metal on the farmland soil.
Patented Compound Yield-Increasing Bacteria
Kiwa patented compound yield-increasing bacteria is compound by endophytic bacillus subtilis and bacillus mucilaginosus in scientific proportion. The bacteria could release the soluble phosphorus and potassium, calcium, sulfur, magnesium, iron, zinc, molybdenum, manganese, and other medium and trace elements in the soil. As a result, the elements could activate the soil and enhance the efficiency of the organic biological fertilizer.
After our fertilizer products are applied to the farmland, the exopolysaccharides flowed from the active bacteria is the adhesive of the regiment structure of soil. As crops grow, the bacteria can loosen the soil, improve the ability of soil to retain water and fertilizer, increase the organic matter in the soil, and activate the potential nutrients in the soil.
Kiwa is committed to maintaining the effect of the products after they leave our hands. Our products enable the bacteria to quickly breed, secrete the growth stimulator and many enzymes, which consequently improve the resistibility of the crops and inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria. As a result, the bacteria could significantly prevent the soil-borne disease, decrease the disease index of the continuous cropping and reduce the successive cropping obstacles if applied successively.
Kiwa-ETS Compound Microorganism Flora
Kiwa-ETS technology takes ETS compound biological bacteria flora as the core. There are 65 kinds of beneficial bacteria contained in the ETS bacteria, including various actinomycetes, ammonia-nitrogen decomposition microorganism, nitrobacterium, denitribacterium, nitrite degrading bacteria, cellulose-decomposing bacteria, various photosynthetic bacteria, various lactobacillus, thermophilic decomposing bacteria, hypothermic decomposing bacteria, and halophile, etc. 40% aerobic bacteria and 60% anaerobic bacteria comprise the ETS compound microorganism, which determines the unique feature of Kiwa-ETS microbe fermentation technology that is different from the traditional aerobic fermentation method.