With a compost accelerator such as EM-1® or TeraKashi® Bokashi you add beneficial microorganisms that work to ferment the waste in the compost. This speeds up the breakdown process while producing a more nutrient-rich finished product. Research shows the use of EM-1® on composting piles increases C:N ratio and decreases pathogenic bacteria.
Compost treated with activated EM-1® produces rich amino acids and polysaccharides. These compounds are directly absorbed by plants. Under normal composting circumstances, cellulose is decomposed and broken down to form carbon dioxide. However, with the microorganisms in activated EM-1®, polysaccharides are produced and absorbed by the microorganisms.
Adding EM-1® increases the air flow in the pile and increases the aerobic microbe populations. This means more air will be available with less turning and less work. Add 10oz of activated EM-1® for every cubic foot of material (or 90 oz for a cubic yard). This can be applied to the pile each time you add new material.