We love this rice bran for soil building!
We purchase OMRI listed rice bran and it is excellent for building soil.
This material is very high in P and our most recent test shows over 6% water soluble phosphorous which is very hard to find in organics.
Another reason we offer this rice bran, is because its an excellent nutrient for making your own fermented fertilizer called Bokashi. Besides this rice bran, you will also need molasses, water, and EM-1.
A link to this recipe can be found Here
The bran is the hard outer layers of cereal grain. It consists of the combined aleurone and pericarp. Rice bran is a byproduct of the rice milling process (the conversion of brown rice to white rice), and it contains various antioxidants that impart beneficial effects on human health. A major rice bran fraction contains 12%-13% oil and highly unsaponifiable components (4.3%). This fraction contains tocotrienols (a form of vitamin E), gamma-oryzanol and beta-sitosterol; all these constituents may contribute to the lowering of the plasma levels of the various parameters of the lipid profile. Rice bran also contains a high level of dietary fibres (beta-glucan, pectin and gum). In addition, it also contains ferulic acid, which is also a component of the structure of nonlignified cell walls. Occasional presence of weevils in rice bran can occur is harmless to plants and can even be beneficial when used in the production of bokashi compost.
How to Use
The Original EM•1® Bokashi Recipe
To make your own EM•1® Bokashi (in this recipe) you'll need some bran (or some other dried plant material), some EM•1®, molasses, and fresh water. A 50-pound bag of wheat bran made into bokashi costs very little to make (including the EM•1® Microbial Inoculant, molasses, and bran). Organic rice bran and organic wheat bran cost more but are better because they avoid GMO crops and possible pesticide contamination. This recipe takes about 20 minutes from start to finish to make a 50-pound bag of EM•1® Bokashi. It needs to ferment for a minimum of two weeks and then is dried for long-term storage (up to several years). If you choose not to make it, you can purchase it ready to use.
Where to get the ingredients:
BuildASoil.com or your local feed store but beware of non-organic inputs!
|Bran (carbon material)
Organic Rice Bran
10 lb - Small Bag:
Dimensions: 14" x 9.5" x 9.5"
Weight: 10 lbs
44 lb - Large Bag:
Dimensions: 26" x 16" x 6.5"
Weight: 44 lbs