Wasabi Growers Primer now available
The Wasabi Growers Primer Book contains all the basic information to grow Wasabia japonica successfully.
Set out in an easy-to-read format, there is no waffle in the pages. Most of the technical information is set out in a table which makes understanding the requirements easy.
The Wasabi Growers Primer is 66 pages of packed information. It is a downloadable book (PDF) and is available right now from here.
The price is USD$497.00.
The Table of Contents of the Wasabi Growers Primer is listed below.
Table of Contents of the Wasabi Growers Primer
The Growing Environment
The basics for growing Sawa Wasabi
Water Grown (Sawa)
Traditional Sawa Growing method
Semi Traditional Growing Method in a River
Non Traditional Growing Systems
Hydroponically growing wasabi
The basics for growing Oka Wasabi
Field Grown (Oka)
Black Rot (Phoma wasabiae) – sometimes known as Black Heart
What causes Black Rot?
Appendix A – Water Requirements
Why Test Your Water?
Use a Certified Laboratory
For More Information on Having Your Water Tested
A Typical Water Test Report Water
The Components of a Typical Water Test Report
1. Client and Sample Information
What Are Drinking Water Standards?
The Most Common Water Test Units
Description of Common Pollutants (by category)
Fecal Coliform Bacteria
Fecal Streptococcus Bacteria
Standard Plate Count (Heterotrophic Plate Count)
Giardia and Cryptosporidium
Inorganic Chemicals (IOCs)
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
Nitrate (NO3) or Nitrate Nitrogen (NO3-N)
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs)
MTBE (Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether)
Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and Trichloroethylene (TCE)
Nonvolatile or Synthetic Organic Chemicals (SOCs)
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D)
Other Synthetic Organic Chemicals
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
What’s Your Next Step?
More Water Testing?
Land requirements for Growing Wasabi
Scientific discoveries about True Wasabi
Anti-Cancer (breast, prostate, colon, lung, leukaemia, pancreas, oesophagus, bladder and others)
Antibiotic – infections, oral hygiene, cavity prevention and ulcers
Anti-Inflammatory (asthma, arthritis, allergies, anaphylaxis – aids in the healing process)
Aids in Bone Calcification (fights/prevents Osteoporosis)
Phase 1 and Phase 2 Liver Detoxification
Other Health Benefits of Wasabi/Isothiocyanates
What makes a wasabi grower?
Michel Van Mellaerts (The Wasabi Maestro) is the recognized World authority and expert on the practical Growing, Processing and Marketing of Wasabia japonica. He and his wife have been commercially growing Wasabia japonica longer than anyone else outside Japan.
Trained as an Engineer he has invented and installed many improved growing systems into their farms. These enable high quality Wasabi to be grown anywhere in the World.
The Wasabi Mastroes have set up commercial Wasabi growing farms from the Arctic Circle to Southern New Zealand, including the Equator. They have worked with individual growers, national governments, and investment groups on four continents.
These growing systems have reduced growing times by nearly 67%, improved yield and quality of the Wasabi rhizome, and increased the levels of active ingredients by nearly 100%. It is these active ingredients that independent scientific studies show kills cancer cells and improves human health.
They pioneered the use of Wasabia japonica in the Nutraceutical and Medical industries. They are at the leading edge of research into the benefits of Wasabi on human and animal health.
The Wasabi Maestroes offer a Training and Consultancy service for potential and actual Wasabi growers who only want to learn from the best. Others spend their time floundering around trying to find out what information is useful and what isn’t.
The Training has been proven and improved over the last 20 years plus of personal commercial Wasabi growing. This has been hands on, getting wet and dirty work – not guesswork from behind a desk.