A PRIMER ON THE AGRICULTURAL USAGE OF LACTOBAC LAS-1
LactoBac LAS-1 is a concentrated liquid form of Lactic Acid Serum (LAS). It contains Lactobacillus, which is an indigenous microorganism used in food processing, production of beneficial drugs and medicine, and in agricultural production. This organism is soil-borne, free-living, and of the beneficial type. The serum is cultured using natural fermentation process and is not genetically engineered to enhance its beneficial effects.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING LACTOBAC LAS-1?
The advantages of using LactoBac LAS-1 are as follows:
A. In Livestock and Poultry Raising
1. faster growth rate and uniform growth rate
2. prevents disease development and epidemic
3. decreases mortality rate and animal stress
4. improves quality of produce
5. easily converts animal waste into organic fertilizers
6. eliminates foul odors from pens and ponds
B. In Crop Production
1. promotes germination, flowering, fruiting, and ripening in plants
2. improves soil quality and eliminates soil-borne pathogens
3. enhances the photosynthetic capacity of crops
4. increases the efficacy of organic matter as fertilizers
C. In Organic Waste Management
1. increases decomposition rate or organic wastes
2. eliminates foul odor of organic origin
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS AND MODE OF ACTION OF LACTOBAC LAS-1?
Although acid producing in nature, LAS aids in establishing a good and efficient gastrointestinal tract and further enhances the digestive, nutrient absorption, and assimilation abilities of animals. This in turn makes the nutrients in feeds more readily available to poultry and livestock. Adding LAS to drinking water improves its quality by means of hindering potentially detrimental contaminants and pathogenic microbes from entering the system. The combination of both helps in improving the quantity and quality of produce by providing the animals with maximum defense against harmful bacteria.
LAS has the ability to absorb ammonia present in animal manure and converts it into organic acid thereby eliminating foul odor. Adding LAS to composts increases the decomposition of organic wastes therefore reducing composting time.
LAS watered into the soil or sprayed directly on crops (fruit trees, vegetables, ornamentals, and others) enhances plant growth and makes them healthier. This beneficial bacteria aids in the decomposition process in the soil thus allowing more nutrients to be available and assimilated by the plant. It aids in improving the physical, chemical, and biological environments in the soil and helps in eliminating soil-borne disease organisms and pests.
LAS is reproductively more active compared to other groups of organisms thus population density of this organism is relative to the magnitude of the degrading organic matter.
DILUTION ACCORDING TO QUANTITY:
2 Tablespoons LACTO : 1 Liter of water *
8 Tablespoons LACTO : 1 Gallon of water *
32 Tablespoons LACTO : 1 Knapsack Sprayer of water *
1 Liter LACTO : 1 Drum (200 Liters) of water *
HOW IS LACTOBAC LAS-1 USED?
1. FOR ELIMINATING FOUL ODOR IN ANIMAL PENS (POULTRY, PIG, ETC.)
Spray directly onto flooring and walls everyday before cleaning. (can also be sprayed directly on animals like pigs). Spraying LAS after cleaning is also recommended for better results.
2. FOR USE AS DRINKING WATER FOR ANIMALS
Give to animals 1 to 3 times per week.
3. FOR USE ON CROPS
Spray LactoBac LAS-1 onto plants every 3 to 5 days (or as often as possible) during early mornings or late afternoons. Avoid spraying if its about to rain or while it’s raining.
For better results, add equal amount of ABF Fish Emulsion Concentrate according to quantity. If mixture is with Fish Emulsion, interval of spraying would be every 2 weeks.
4. FOR USE IN ORGANIC COMPOSTING
Spray evenly at compost pile before turning.
Using this technology reduces the agriculture production cost by significantly reducing mortality and cutting the use of expensive disinfectants and medications while improving the quantity and quality of production thereby increasing profitability.