EM®. is the brand name given to a family of microbial-based products using a technology developed by Japanese scientist Dr. Teruo Higa. Since the beginning of Dr. Higa life, agriculture and science have always been major influence in all of his life choices. When growing up and working on the farm in Japan, Dr. Higa became ill because of the high chemical use in the fields. He wanted to find a better and more sustainable option, better for the environment.
The main product, EM-1®, is a liquid bacterial product comprising of three groups of beneficial microbes: Yeast, Photosynthetic Bacteria, and Lactic Acid Bacteria.
Today, Ag1000®, a ready-to-use concentrate of Effective Microorganisms®, is offered for large commercial clients that are looking for hundreds of gallons of product at a time.
Ag1000® is not a fertilizer. It is a complex, fermented liquid containing live naturally-occurring, NON-GMO microbes and their metabolites. It makes nutrients more available to plants, however, you still need to use Ag1000® in conjunction with fertilizers and organic matter such as compost. It is used to improve soil tilth in all soil types. Ag1000® is available in two forms: Conventional and Ag1000® Organic (OMRI Listed).
Ag1000® can be used as a soil inoculant or as a foliar spray. Benefits include;
- Better Nutrient Cycling of Added Fertilizers
- Increases Nutrient Availability
- Promote Soil Aggregate Formation
- Improved Seed Germination
- Improved Crop Quality
- Maximize Conversion of Organic Matter into Soil Humus
- Increase Beneficial Native Microbial Populations