La Quebrada del Aji” tomato farm in chile has been growing 'Luciana' tomatoes for more than 30 years and successfully introduced EM-1 to combat plant disease and the rising costs of fertilizers that were needed to fight the disease.
In Chile, the cost for tomato production is increasing year by year due to the extensive use of insecticides and chemicals. Approximately 50% of the total cost was going to treatments against Nematodes, Fusarium and Phytophthora disease. These diseases cause forage chlorosis and roots nodules leading to minor yield and plant decay.
At the end of the trial Eng. Ruben Marcos Borques said using EM-1 was 80% cheaper than using conventional chemical treatments and the result was bigger, tastier produce that buyers paid more for at the market.