Rice farming poses many health and environmental problems. Growing rice requires semi-swampy environment of water-flooded fields. This creates four types of integral problems:
1. Growth of micro organisms harmful to humans, animals and to plants, such as: bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and molds,
2. Promotion of adverse parasites and protozoa dangerous to humans and animals,
3. Breeding of insects dangerous to humans, animals and to plants, and,
4. Contamination by chemicals that would not only inhibit plant growth and yield, but would have serious health damages to human beings and animals as well as serious residual environmental burdens for years to come.

However, the qualities of AgriCure™ make it the all-in-one solution for rice farming. Test results from the agricultural applications of AgriCure™ have yielded exceptionally promising results. Not only is AgriCure™ absolutely safe, but are also natural and environmentally friendly fertilizer, insecticide, fungicide and pesticide. Simultaneously, AgriCure™ break the molecular chain of paraffin in the water and soil, as well as reverse the dangerous effects of many inorganic and toxic agricultural chemicals: pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers.

Water Born Hazards To Humans:  Pathogens
To establish the serious hazards of the current rice farming practices, it is important to highlight the serious diseases cause by water born pathogens and insects. It is estimated that over 80% of all illnesses in the developing world are caused by water born diseases. However, this figure does not account for those illnesses caused by chemicals added to water. In the most developed western countries like the USA, these water born pathogens are readily found. However, in developing countries the problems caused by these pathogens are magnified because of poor sanitary conditions, lack of detection, insufficient or no treatment and absence of means of large-scale responses. Accordingly, sufficient precautionary protection becomes not only cost effective, but also practical in providing healthier living and higher productivity that is always lost due to general bodily weakness, recurrent sickness or permanent incapacitation due to poor health.
The most noticeable diseases in areas where rice is grown are Cellulitis, in which the bacteria infects the skin and the tissues just under the skin. Lymphadenitis is also visible because of the apparent swelling. In addition to the sample of serious infections listed below, contaminated water also promotes external and internal abscesses, e.g., liver, kidney, prostate, pancreas, spleen, mid-abdomen, pelvic.

Apart from the fatal Cholera other diseases usually receive little or no attention despite their devastating effect. For example 5-10% diarrheas Dysentery (Shigellosis) is mainly caused by water and flies. Similarly, water is a very conducive medium for the spread of cystic or trophozoitic Amebiasis which cause severe abdominal cramps and pain, intermittent bloody diarrhea, appendicitis, fever and depleting weakness. When not properly diagnosed and treated this infection may develop into jaundice and spread through the blood stream to infect the lungs and the brain.

Another water-born disease is Giardiasis caused by Giardia lamblia and manifested in diarrhea and vomiting which takes its toll of the body especially those of children. The severity of the infection causes the infected to fail to absorb important nutrients from food and result in significant weight loss.
In the case of Ascariasis, the larvae are carried through the lymphatic vessels and blood stream to the lungs and infest the air sacs and the respiratory tract. The larvae mature in the small intestine and grow up to 20 inches in length and a 1/5 of an inch in diameter.
Other serious worm infections include Intestinal Flukes that cause severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, intestinal obstruction and jaundice. Lung Flukes which result breathing difficulties and coughing up blood. Similarly, Blood Flukes or Bilharzia (Schistosome) causing Schistosomiasis result in severe diarrhea, scaring or damage of the liver, kidneys, intestinal and bladder wall accompanied by bleeding in the urine. In advanced cases can cause seizures, severe kidney failure, bladder cancer, abnormal neurologic function, and intensive pressure on the brain.

Other serious and sometime fatal diarrheal infections, which are passed by cattle, pigs, fish and other farm animals, include cryptosporidiosis, which is caused by the Crytosporidium parasite. Similarly E-Coli and Tapeworms that can grow up 30 feet in the stomach are acquired by humans from the animals.
Insects that use the medium of water carry and transmit many fatal diseases including one of the main killers in developing countries - Malaria. Typhoid fever, E-Coli, Chagas, Savage Malaria, Dysentery and River Blindness are similarly transmitted by insects such as flies and mosquitoes.
Water born pathogens are not limited to those commonly known maladies. Even respiratory organs are affected by water-grown pathogens such as Lung Flukes infection, Pneumonia and Legionnaires' Disease. In the United States, Legionella, the bacteria causing Legionnaires' Disease have been found to multiply even in faucet water droplets overnight and public fountains water -- especially that which has an abundance of Algae. One can imagine the potential hazard in swampy conditions.

Chemicals added to water as run-off contaminants, picked up from insecticides, fungicides, and fertilizers or even those used for disinfecting water, can pose a grave danger to people, animals, plants and the environment. Most of such chemicals have been found by the American FDA, EPA, CDC and other health research institutions and universities to cause cancer, heart disease, blood-poisoning, kidney and liver damages or failure, in addition to a myriad of other health problems.
Ironically, ingestion is not the only method of exposure to these dangerous chemical contaminants. Other methods like skin absorption while bathing, swimming or handling water in agricultural activities, have proven extremely serious. Studies of chemicals in aqueous solution (dissolved in water), have shown that absorption rates are actually higher for chemicals in aqueous solution compared to their pure liquid counterparts. Experimenters also found out that contamination through skin absorption reached between 29-91 percent of those levels reached through ingestion. That means the human body gets through the skin up to 91 percent of the amount it would get from drinking that water.

Water Born Hazards To Plants Pathogens:
In general, plants, plant parts (roots, rhizome, branches and leaves), and plant products (blossoms, fruits and seeds) are always subjected to attacks by destructive micro-organisms (smut, fungus, bacteria, viruses, yeast, mildew, spores, etc.). Apart from the many insect pests, plants are subject to a wide range of diseases. Apparently, many people do not realize that viruses, fungi or bacteria that can weaken or kill even fruit trees, or make fruits and crops inedible, infect plants. Because many of these pathogens are generally difficult to control and are very contagious, destroying the infected tree or plant becomes inevitable. The most hospitable environment for such types of destructive microorganism is warm climates in wet weathers -- particularly in rainy and humid zones.
Fungi, viral and bacterial infections and contamination in plant attack roots, blocking fluid circulation and causing plants to wilt. However, virus-caused diseases are very difficult to identify. Such infections do require pro-active measures before instead of reactive ones after infection.

The destructive nature of insects is well established. The insects feed on the roots, stem, leaves, sap, and fruits or seeds of plants. Many species are ferocious eaters, especially at the larva stage, feeding on the soft, and highly nutritious bulb. These insects either end up destroying the plant completely, kill them, or sharply reducing productivity and yield. Insects also spread and promote plant diseases. Apart from being a source of nuisance, in many instances, insects in rice adversely affect success of the crop and diminish the volume of harvest. Even after harvest, insect eggs would hatch and larvae start feeding on the crop, spoiling or destroying it.


Conventional methods of spraying toxic dust and chemical insecticides have proven to be dangerous to farmers, their families, their animals, the environment and even to the plants themselves. Use of inorganic chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers on plants, weaken, damage or completely destroy the plants' defense mechanisms and immune system, leaving the plants more susceptible to harmful organisms. The affected plants have exhibited many manifestations of such effect in their low yield, mutation and toxicity to consumers.
The most serious impact has been on the agricultural environment. Such lasting effects of these dangerous chemicals have been found to linger for decades. The residues of the inorganic and toxic pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers which contain hydrocarbons have interfered with the normal growth of root systems and decreased the plants' ability to absorb vital nutrients crucially needs from the soil. Combined with heavy rainfall, these chemicals have also adversely upset the pH balance of the soil.
Ironically, many insects and pathogens that commonly affect the rice adversely have become immune to those common toxic pesticide and fungicides treatments.

The AgriCure™ Solution
Test results from the agricultural applications of AgriCure™ have yielded exceptionally promising results. Not only is AgriCure™ absolutely safe, but it is also natural and environmentally friendly fertilizer, insecticide, fungicide and pesticide. Simultaneously, AgriCure™ break the molecular chain of paraffin in the water and soil, as well as reverse the dangerous effects of agricultural chemicals:

(a) Acting as a soil REMEDIATOR, AgriCure™ breaks down and biodegrade hydrocarbons and toxins in the soil, such as residues of pesticides, fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides. That will allow for normal growth and strengthen the roots, allowing them to absorb nutrients in the soil more quickly and efficiently; thereby producing healthier plants.
(b) As an environmentally beneficial bio-fertilizer AgriCure™, helps rebuild plant's Immune System: When AgriCure™ and derivatives are used, they rebuild and increase the potency of plants' immune system. Furthermore, by containing "secondary nutrients," AgriCure™ plays the crucial role of maintaining the soil pH.
(c) AgriCure™ is safe and effective insecticide. They do not poison insects, but apparently act in one or a combination of the following ways to kill them: (1) Osmotic Dehydration, (2) Neutralization of bodily fluids, e.g., de-acidification (3) Encapsulation and/or emulsification of bodily fats, (4) Prevention of breathing. AgriCure™ is exceptionally effective against parasites and worms, as well as mosquito larvae and flies maggots. AgriCure™ will also destroy insects buried next to the stem, their eggs, larvae, maggots or grubs.
(d) AgriCure™ is potently effective in reducing or inhibiting growth of harmful fungus and microorganisms such as algae, bacteria, and other pathogenic microorganisms. controls/eliminates algae, bilharzia (Schistosome) snails, giardia, amoebae, and cryptosporidium cysts and parasites.
(e) AgriCure™ acts naturally to destroy pathogens, repel and control insect infestation. It also protects against stem, roots, leaves and fruit or crop damages caused by insects and pathogens.
(f) Because AgriCure™ posses preservative qualities, it protects seeds, bulbs and newly transplanted seedling, therefore they do not rot or get destroyed by pathogens or insects. This will increase their nutritional intake and enhance their auto-immune defense system.

Protocol and Methods of Applying AgriCure™ in Rice Patty Fields
Obviously, the above-mentioned qualities of AgriCure™ make it the all-in-one solution for rice farming. Application is very easy and absolutely safe for farmers, their families, animals and the environment.

Before planting the rice plugs in the water flooded land, and by using ropes or threads and end-wedges:

1. Divide the field into lots of 1,000 square meters each,
2. Divide each 1,000 square meters into 9 equal square lots,
3. Divide the middle of the 9 lots (in the center) into two equal halves
4. Add 100 liters of AgriCure™ in the middle of each of the 9 squares, except the middle two halves of the center square,
5. In the center of each of the two halves of the middle square add 20 liters,

These 200 liters of AgriCure™ added to each 1,000 square meters of field space, will almost instantly mix with the water and soil. Furthermore, the normal process of planting rice plugs will effectively disperse throughout the field. This does not require any tools or equipment.

1. Water in the field being planted will be dramatically freed from parasites, pathogens and harmful insects,
2. There will be no foul odors from the water,
3. The plugs will be protected until they grow healthy and strong,
4. There will be a sharp decrease in the mortality rate of plants, usually caused by disease and insect infestation,
5. The growth cycle of the patties will be shortened
6. The rice patties will grow to be more plentiful and healthier,
7. As would be expected a healthy and more plentiful yield will be harvested.