The Aquatic Natural Farming Recipe Book is a detailed cookbook book that will give you the knowledge to produce your own low-cost biological and mineral amendments using natural farming techniques. The use of these amendments has been shown to result in greater biological activity and mineral availability while increasing pest and disease resistance, yields, and nutrient density.
- Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ)— FPJ is an extremely efficient way of supplying many minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, plant hormones, chlorophyll, and other secondary plant metabolites; these compounds have a bio-stimulating effect and innoculate the plant and soils/ grow mediums with beneficial yeasts, bacteria at the critical influence points; FPJ is non-toxic and edible.
- Oriental Herbal Nutrient (OHN)— A mixture of herbs separately extracted with alcohol and mixed before being fermented with brown sugar; this solution uses edible herbs and has strong aromatic, prebiotic, or medicinal factors; traditional herb recipes are chosen for their historical use as medicine; OHN discourages anaerobic and pathogenic microbes and encourages beneficial aerobic microbes in the soil and plants and supplies small amounts of extracted nutrients
- Water-Soluble Calcium (WS-Ca)— Water-soluble calcium (WS-Ca) is bio-available plant calcium that can be made onsite from commonly used household items such as eggshells and vinegar; when eggshells (calcium carbonate) are mixed with vinegar (weak acid), they create calcium acetate or water-soluble calcium (WS- Ca); this same process occurs in soils rich with calcium carbonate where weak organic acids produced by bacterial fermentation convert the calcium in the soils into this bioavailable form.
- Water-soluble Calcium Phosphate (WS-CaP)— Water-soluble Calcium Phosphate is a combination of calcium acetate, phosphoric acid, and calcium phosphate, which is made by combing charged vertebrate bones with acetic acid; it is a natural farming technique that allows for creating cheap on-site bioavailable nutrients using waste that may already be available from the farm.
- Diluted Sea-Water (DSW)—Sea-water contains a mixture of a large portion of the earth's minerals washed down and concentrated over time; it is a full spectrum nutrient supplement applied as a foliar spray or added directly to the water; if seawater is not available, a solution can be made using a salt mineral mix, such as SEA-90
- Gelatinase Chitnase Micro-organisms (GCM)—A biological control that uses specialized bacteria to break down chitin and
gelatin-based organisms and is effective against nematodes (gelatin-based) and insects (chitin based); this mix contains microbial byproducts such as natural antibiotics, enzymes (chitinase, gelatinase, protease, phosphatase, etc.), Phytohormones (IAA< gibberellin, etc.) amino acids, vitamins, purine, amino sugar, hexane, chitin, chitosan, peptidoglycan, lipopolysaccharide,
- Lactic acid bacteria (LAB)— A large group of species that excrete lactic acid as a byproduct of digesting their food sources; lAB is responsible for producing yogurt, cheese, cultured butter, sour cream, sausage, kimchee, olives, and sauerkraut; LABs are generally recognized as safe for human consumption; in aquaponics, they assist with nutrient cycling by further breaking down fish waste and reducing potential human pathogens in the system; they also release additional microbial exudates, which benefit plants and are used in aquaculture as a probiotic for fishes and shrimp
- Indigenous Microorganism Cultivation (IMO)— Indigenous Microorganism (IMO) is a broad classification to describe the collection of a wide variety of bacteria, fungi, actinomyces, Trichoderma, and microorganisms that are naturally adapted to a specific climate location’s barometric pressure; the desired organisms are generally found in the soil and on decaying leaf matter of undisturbed land; these organisms are responsible for nutrient cycling and many biological processes, which help establish a healthy microbiome
- Liquid Indigenous Microorganisms (LIMO)—Indigenous microorganisms #2 or 3 can be used to inoculant water used for foliar sprays; the inoculated water is called Liquid Indigenous Microorganisms (LIMO)
- JADAM Microbial Solution (JMS)—JMS is a low-cost way of cultivating a microbial inoculant to be used as a preventative treatment against pathogenic fungi and bacteria; this method was developed by Youngsang Cho and made available through the JADAM Organic Farming Initiative
- Chitinase Microbial Ferment (CMF)— Chitinase is a naturally occurring enzyme that breaks down chitin; CMF uses chitin made from insect frass, crab shells, or shrimp shells as an inoculant in a fermenting process that promotes chitinase-producing microorganisms; these microbes are sprayed on the plant to break down some insects and their larvae's shells; the chitin also acts as an immune elicitor when sprayed on the plant and soils, which prepares
the plant for fighting pests
- Aromatic Insect Attractant (AIA)—AIA is a natural insect attractant that can be used to lure pests away from plants and into a vinegar solution, which drowns insects
- Fluorescent Insect Attractant (FIA)— A simple tool that can be made on sight using Fluorescent light to lure insects into a solution that drowns the insects
- JADAM Wetting Agent (JWA)— JWA is an emulsifier and surfactant which can be made on-site for a low cost; it assists the effectiveness of pesticides and can be used to control aphids, mites, and
powdery mildew in earlier stages; organic or inorganic pesticides can be added to improve efficiency; it can be applied to all crops; this method was developed by Youngsang Cho and made available through the JADAM Organic Farming Initiative
- JADAM Sulfur (JS) or Red clay-Sulfur—JS is a natural sulfur spray that can be used as a germicide, insecticide, and fungicide and is effective against black spot, pear rust, powdery mildew, downy mildew, etc.; this method was developed by Youngsang Cho and made available through the JADAM Organic FarmingInitiative
- JADAM Herbal Solution (JHS)— JHS is a natural plant oil extract that can be made on-site; plants with strong aromas can be used in the herb solution to create a natural repellent that affects insects such as moths, caterpillars, thrips, aphids, and mites