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Effective Microorganisms & Biobeds
Biobeds are now an approved system to help reduce the amount of pesticides that end up in water bodies.
They can are basically fairly simple systems, namely a lined structure filled with biomix - a mixture of topsoil, compost and straw. The biomix removes the pesticides from the contaminated water. The retained pesticides are then degraded, and the treated water can be reused.
Although much advice is available through DEFRA and the Environment Agency of how to construct and maintain a biobed, the system relies on the presence of microbes in the body of the biobed to carry out the break down.
By adding EM to the biobed, its efficiency will be increased considerably as EM has been well proven in the removal of harmful chemicals.
For more information on using EM in biobeds, please contact us.