EM® is the brand name given to a family of microbial-based products using a technology developed by Japanese scientist Dr. Teruo Higa.
EM® is an acronym for Effective Microorganisms®.
EM-1® Microbial Inoculant is a liquid bacterial product comprising three groups of beneficial microbes: Yeast, Photosynthetic Bacteria, and Lactic Acid Bacteria.
They work together with local and native beneficial microbes, creating a synergy among microorganisms and larger forms of life including insects and worms.
This increases the number and diversity of microbes in the soil and speeds up chemical processes such as organic matter decomposition and nutrient cycling.
Without such processes, nutrients would remain in forms unavailable to plants.
Click here to learn how to use EM-1® Microbial Inoculant in your outdoor garden, indoors and container gardens, and on the farm.
EM® has been sold in over 120 countries around the world for 30+ years.
Explore this section below for ways to incorporate EM® products into your gardening routine.