I have been seeing more and more on this subject of JADAM. I have not yet seriously rooted around in all of these resources enough to make up my mind about the process. But it does appear to be a sincere effort to find a way to produce food that is less harmful to our environment.
At the bottom of the page on the website are links to 'how to' instructions. Apparently Yuongsang Cho wants eveyone to have access to this method free of charge even if they cannot afford to buy his book. I have included an excerpt about him from the website.
President of Jadam was born in Hwaseong, Korea in 1965. He graduated Suweon High School and studied chemistry in Aju University. He got his Master's in horticulture from Chungnam National University.
He served in the special forces unit 706 and upon completion of military service, went to Asan to start farming. He established Jadam (meaning "People that resemble nature") in 1991, and opened website www.jadam.kr He established "Natural Pesticide Institute" to do research on environment-friendly method of pest maangement. Having also gathered knowledge from many organic farmers on the fields, he founded the system of Ultra-Low Cost (ULC) Agriculture.
He wrote "Jadam Organic Farming: the Way to Ultra-Low Cost Agriculture." This book is a masterpiece that well collects and organizes the knowledge of Jadam method.
Below are some of Mr. Cho's inventions/innovations. It is his principle to "open and share" all knowledge instead of patenting them. This is to fight against knowledge being owned by the corporations. - Natural wetting agent (no heating)
- Natural sulfur (no heating)
- Natural microorganism solution made with potatoes
- Natural microorganism solution made with mixed grains
- Natural liquid fertilizer made without sugar or molasses
- Natural pesticide against rice bakanae disease
- Natural pesticide against canker, leaf spot
- Natural pesticide against powdery mildew, downy mildew
- Natural pesticide against aphids, mites
- Natural pesticide against tobacco moth, beet armyworm
- Natural pesticide against stinkbug, mealybug
- Natural pesticide against slug, snail
- Natural pesticide against citrus flatid planthopper, leafhopper
- Natural pesticide against rice water weevil (surface spreading agent)
- Comprehensive pesticide for rice
- Eliminating flies from livestock housings
- Complete fertilizer program for crops
- Naphthalene pesticide
JADAM Organic Farming
Thank you for posting about this! Sounds interesting. I have just been doing some research about EM (Effective Microorganisms) this past weekend, and Jadam ideas seem in a similar line of thought, although I haven't read too much yet about them. The links at the bottom of the front website page do not seem 'live'. Do they work for you? I wish the book wasn't so expensive.
Jadam methods work, but you don't have to go the expensive route, many agricultural supply houses (farmer's supply, seed houses, etc.) will have minerals that will work just fine in practice.
Check your local library for the book if you don't have the ability to purchase it for future references, Most will acquire it if it is requested enough, should they not already have it.
There are now becoming available many methods, all seem to have a recurring theme along natural progression style agri methodology.
One of the best things about this current surge of techniques is that they can be mixed and matched to meet the requirements of your particular piece of mother earth.
If you can't get to the book, there are several folks here that can answer questions about Jadam and the other techniques/ methods now available that are proven to work.