How does EM-1® work?
EM-1®: Effective Microorganisms® Concentrate, is a ready to use, microbial soil amendment packed full of beneficial microbes. These beneficial microbes help boost plant growth and yields, improve soil fertility and quality, and strengthen a plants natural resistance to disease and pests.
The host of beneficial microbes, including photosynthesizing bacteria, multiple strains of lactic acid bacteria, yeasts and more help break down organic matter in the soil, turning it into food for plants and release essential minerals like nitrogen.
One of the major beneficials in EM-1® are photosynthetic bacteria. In soil, they've been shown to increase root growth, and produce sugars that feed other beneficial bacteria. On the leaf surface, they produce phytohormones, protective molecules that increase growth while helping plants defend against environmental stresses, reducing the risk of root rot, temperature stress, pest attack and diseases.
EM-1® was developed by agricultural Professor Dr. Teruo Higa in the 1980's and his research resulted in finding the most 'Effective Microogranisms'® that work together to create the perfect environment for health and productivity.
Regular use of EM-1® creates nutrient rich soil so you can grow healthy produce, every time! It is made without any GMO ingredients and is USDA certified organic