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AG-Zyme Product Overview
Tests and Application Notes

AG-Zyme is an effective and efficient soil management management and control additive which works by making the best of microorganisms.

Recently, the microorganism phase of  soil has been deteriorated due to over-use of chemicals and and inorganic fertilizer as well as compaction of the soil by heavy agricultural machine. Various environment to a normal state.

AG-Zyme is one of such methods; it propagates various microorganisms and improves deteriorated soil environment by effectively utilizing the power of such microorganisms.

Non-ionic active ingredients are selected to avoid being absorbed into the soil; Ag-Zyme shows excellent soil-surface cleansing power and permeability.

Propagation and Action of Microorganism in Lawn Soil:

Farmlands can be improved by cultivation to provide good aeration; as well as by crop rotation to avoid damages due to successive planting of the same crop. Such physical treatments, however, can not be applied to the lawn soil. Once the lawn is planted in the ground, it lasts for years. Therefore, the lawn ground is usually maintained by means of aeration, earth covering, etc. – taking the weather, etc. into account.  However, it is difficult to make the lawn soil uniform by such treatment. AG-Zyme was developed to provide good fertility to the soil by means of microrganisms so that the lawn will grow in uniform soil condition.

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  1. Photosynthesis is increased after cleansing.
  2. Application of AG-Zyme (diluted 1,000 to2,000 times); water drops do not form dew drops but cleanse the surface of leaves; then penetrate into the soil.
  3. Usual water drops (will form dew drops).
  4. Thatch.
  5. Penetration paths become airflow paths.
  6. Microorganisms facilitate the decomposition of thatch.
  7. Humic soil.
  8. Soil.
  9. Rhizosphere-bacteria.
  10. Penetration of AG-Zyme; Microorganism existing nearby begins to propagate.
  11. As AG-Zyme penetrates deeper, roots grow deeper.
  12. Phosphates in the soil start to dissolve due to (organic acids),etc., so that it will be easily absorbed.

 

Use of Ag-Zyme is Explained Below Referring to the Above Drawing:

  1. Dilute AG-Zyme with water. (Usually 1,000 to 2,000 times: At present, we dilute 800 to 1,000 times). The surface tension of the solution is weakened (due to actions of organic and inorganic active ingredients).
  2. Apply the solution over the lawn (1 to 2 1/m2). The solution cleanses dirty lawn and provides favorable conditions for photosynthesis. The solution which falls upon the surface of earth (or, thatch) starts to cleanse the surface of the thatch as it permeates downwards. From this moment, aerobes start to work in the thatch, thereby causing the thatch to be decomposed.
  3. When the solution reaches the surface of the soil, the solution starts, as in the emulsificated surface of the soil as it permeates into the soil. The solution consists of non-ionic active ingredients; therefore, it penetrates deeply into whatever soil without being absorbed by the soil.
  4. While the solution is penetrating, microorganism-propagating ingredients start to propagate microorganisms, organic substances are decomposed in the soil and decomposed organic substances are delivered to the foots of the lawn.
  5. When the number of microorganisms propagated in the above-mentioned process exceeds that of Phizosphere-bacteria, the latter bacteria is dispersed so that the distribution of the microorganisms in the soil will be well-balanced.
  6. After all the organic substances in the soil are completely decomposed, the microoganisms remain in the soil in the form of aggregate structure and await new organic substances to enter.

 

AG-ZYME IMPROVES LAWN SOIL

Features of AG-Zyme

  1. Penetration of Water; Maintenance of Water; and Improvement of compacted soil.

a. Ingredients to weaken the surface tension of water;
• Hydrophilic group: A group including oxygen, a group including sulfur or nitrogen.
• Lolophilic group: Chain hydrocarbon composed of carbon and hydrogen.

b. AG-Zyme has both groups mentioned above.
• Hydrophilic group: Non-ionic surfactants
• Lipophilic group: Organic active ingredients

Such ingredients in AG-Zyme interact with organic residues on the soil surface and cause effective ingredients to penetrate into the soil.  Also, non-ionic surfactants in AG-Zyme prevent effective ingredients from being absorbed onto the soil, thereby penetration will continue.

c. Maintenance of Water; Improvement of compacted soil.
As the result of penetration and the propagation of microorganism in the process
mentioned above, the aggregate structure and air-flow paths are formed in the soil,
thereby, microorganism can maintain an appropriate amount of water and prevent
anaerobic bacteria from generating thus, the anaerobic condition due to compaction
can be avoided.

   2.  Improvement of ph of Soil:

When AG-Zyme penetrates into the soil, urea contained in AG-Zyme change to
ammonium carbonate, thereby, ph will become nearly neutral and bacteria will be
activated to utilize urea.

The above-mentioned process facilitates neutralization of the soil.

Also, salt is separated in the soil and flows downwards due to the action of microorganisms.

  3.   Absorption of Minute Elements;

Up to this point of process, ph of the soil has been neutralized as stated above thus,
phosphoric acid compound, etc., which are apt to easily absorbed in the soil are
sissolved due to (organic acids) and vecome more easily absorbed by the plant.

4.     Descomposition of Organic Residues (Thatch) scattered over the surface of the soil:

There are dry organic residues and wet-anaerobic organic residue.

Dry organic residues:

This kind of organic residue (thatch) barely absorbs water. However, AG-Zyme can be absorbed and penetrate inward, thereby, dry organic residues will contain water and provide a situation wherein organic residues can be easily decomposed by aerobic microorganisms. Thus, microorganisms and tiny living creatures will decompose this kind of organic residue.

Wet organic residues:

The pile of wet organic residues containing water in the usual form provides an anaerobic condition. Therefore, bacteria cannot easily thrive due to generation of gasses or rise of temperature which takes place there.

AG-Zyme applied to such a situation, cleanse portions of the soil attached to wet organic substances and created airflow paths thus, the aerobic environment is established wherein aerobic  decomposition takes place and anaerobic bacteria are not active.

Decomposition of Chemical Residues:

Chemicals such as weed killer, insecticides, etc., kill tiny living creatures and microorganisms. However, when the effect of such chemicals expires, the surviving microorganisms become active at this time, if AG-Zyme is applied, the propagation of such microorganisms   is rapidly activated also, if there are chemical residues, adapted microorganisms may develop and  decompose the residues.

  5.   Increase in Fungi static Action:

The fertile soil for plant should have a variety of microorganisms. In the ideal soil, even if there are some bacteria, it is desirable that they will naturally die or become victim (food) of other microorganisms.

Application of AG-Zyme to the soil, which is out of balance, can restore the soil to an ideal environment.

Take decomposition of organic residues (thatch) for instance. AG-Zyme facilitates the speed of succession in the process of generation of lignin-decomposing bacteria from sugar-decomposing bacteria thus, an environment wherein actinomycetes can be rapidly grown is established so that they will prey upon Hyphomycetes or, diseases are prevented due to fungilytic action.

  6.   Improvement of Successive-planting Problems:

When the same kind of vegetable is repeatedly planted for years, rhizosphere bacteria gather around roots of the vegetable thereby the balance of the microorganism phase will be in disorder. AG-Zyme can propagate other microorganisms rapidly so that rhizopsphere bacteria will be diluted.

Some examples are shown below:

Wheat’s: Helminthosporium may increase and cause plants to die. Especially, the temperature of 250 C to 280 C is suitable for the growth of helimthosporium. To prevent the germ, AG-Zyme can be applied before helminthosprium generates, i.e., between late fall and early spring.

Lawn is in the same place year after year. Thus, problems similar to those in successive planting take place. It is desired that close care can be taken of microorganism management for the lawn.

  7.   Improvement of Fertilizer Response:

a. Soil, which is treated with AG-Zyme before fertilizer application.

In this case, propagated micoorganisms have already decomposed organic substances in the soil and the aggregate structure has been formed in the soil.

Thus, fertilizer is awaited there by; fertilizer response will be sufficiently improved.

b. AG-Zyme has both groups mentioned above.

If AG-Zyme is applied after fertilizer application, aerobic decomposition is started on the surface of soil by aerobic microorganism substances, which have been made inorganic, are absorbed in the soil by aerobic microorganism substances, which have been made inorganic, are absorbed in the soil thus, soil fermentation, which is harmful to plants, is inhibited.

Also, AG-Zyme can remove unpleasant odors of barnyard manure, etc.

  8.   Temperature Stability of Soil:

AG-Zyme helps to ease soil freezing in the winter and soil drying in the summer.

As stated above, AG-Zyme improves water penetration, thereby delivering nutritious ingredients to microorganisms in the soil. Then penetration paths become airflow paths, They are very minute holes and can prevent temperature from falling in the winter thus, soil freezing is reduced.

Also, these tiny paths show capillarity thus, water can be brought up from the deep underground in the dry season.

Note: please review AG-Zyme soil management method, which does not use physical methods but relies upon the power of microorganisms existing naturally in the soil.

  9.   Photosynthesis

When lawn is grown with healthy growth of roots in soil, photosynthesis is possible by receiving ling-wave light even if the sunshine condition is deteriorated. Use AG-Zyme to make fertile soil.

Agricultural Application Rate

AG-Zyme has been prepared in  a high strength concentrate. Apply a minimum of one (1) gallon per acre. AG-Zyme can be added to regular irrigation water or it can be spray applied. When sprayed on the soil there should be an immediate application of normal irrigation water. Determine the acreage to be treated and the period of time required for irrigation. Meter AG-Zyme into the irrigation water equally over the watering period.

Irrigation Applied: Example

Area to be treated 1 Acre Irrigation Time (watering period) 24 hours AG-Zyme application rate 1 gallon per acre

*Application rate per hour .04 gallons per hour

**To assist in metering the AG-Zyme into the irrigation water (due to its high concentration), the AG-Zyme can be pre diluted so it easier to apply. This may be easier to control, and is usually determined by the user.
Apply AG-Zyme directly into irrigation water. The amount of irrigation water does not matter. AG-Zyme needs to be applied equally to the irrigation water throughout the irrigation period, so it reaches all soil being irrigated.

Depending upon soil conditions, AT-Zyme is applied two times per year. In the case of heavy less permeable clay type soils, additional and/or higher applications may be helpful.

Ground Spraying Rigs

Apply with tractor drawn spray rig. Dilute AG-ZYME with water so it can be evenly sprayed over the desired area. Remember, one (1) gallon of concentrate treats one acre.

Sprinkler System

Determine area of soil being irrigated and time sprinklers will be running. Use a high pressure metering pump to inject AG-Zyme into the sprinkler supply water. The calculation for injection rate is similar to that described in the Irrigation example.

DO NOT APPLY AG-ZYME WITHIN 2 WEEKS AFTER FERTILIZER HAS BEEN APPLIED. PLANTS WILL ASSIMILATE TOO MUCH OF THE FERTILIZER AND BECOME DAMAGED. FERTILIZER CAN BE APPLIED AFTER TEN DAYS OF AG-ZYLME. TREATMENT PESTICIDES CAN BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH AG_ZYME.

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