Dr. Teruo Higa's Original Effective Microorganisms®
EM·1® Microbial Inoculant for all your garden and compost needs.
Great Microbial Treatment for: Organic Gardens, Greenhouse, Cut Flowers and Houseplants
Soil Conditioner for Improving Soil Structure and Drainage
Bio-remediation Bacteria Eliminates Foul Odors In The Home (Pets, Smoke, Garbage, Drains, Paint, etc.)
Effective Soil Conditioner for Organic Lawn Maintenance
- Quickly Improves Soil Structure
- Increases Soil Organic Matter
- Increases Nutrient Efficiency Of Fertilizers
- Improves Seed Germination
- Increases Drought Tolerance
EM-1 Microbial Inoculant is a naturally fermented live microbial product for soil conditioning and plant foliar applications. EM-1 Microbial Treatment is a safe alternative to synthetic chemicals that can be used for all plants, soils, cut flowers, fish ponds, composting, and deodorizing that is completely non-toxic and safe for humans, animals, and the planet.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS*: Microorganisms: 1 million colony forming units/cc (units/ml), 1%: Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Bacillus subtilis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Rhodopseudomonas palustris. *Not all microbes are listed on the actual label.
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: 96% Water and 3% Molasses
Directions for use:
As a drench: Apply EM·1® with a water can, any type of sprayer, or inject through an irrigation system at the rate of 1 ounce per gallon of water. For best results, apply EM·1® once a week. Hydroponics: For continuous watering, run at no stronger than 1:500. Generally, apply at 1:7,000 to 1:10,000, adding with new water to maintain dilution. Additionally, mix in foliar nutrient mix and apply at 1:250-1:1,000 with fresh water once per week throughout the growing season. For larger areas, apply 1/2-5 gallons per acre per week of Activated EM-1.
Do not store EM·1® in direct sunlight. Store in closed container at room temperature. Do not freeze.
EM•1 ® Microbial Inoculant is basically a liquid probiotic for the soil. The microbes introduced by EM•1® support the growth of other beneficial organisms including mycchorrizae, earth worms, and insects already in your soil and plants. Since it is not a fertilizer, you still need to use fertilizers. Microbes make the fertilizers work better and make them available for plants to use. This means you can use about half the amount of fertilizer than you would normally use. EM•1® Microbial Inoculant is an excellent compost accelerator...and we always encourage adding lots of compost for your plants!
Since microbes convert organic matter to a usable food source for plants, fruits and vegetables will not only taste better, they will be more nutritious, and last longer. Beneficial microbes also produce lots of polysaccharides, glues that hold the soil together and hold in moisture, improving drought resistance.
Applying EM•1 ® is very simple. Just fill the reservoir of a hose-end sprayer with EM•1®, as you would with any fertilizer, and spray all your plants. One hose-end sprayer will treat about 1/8 acre. For best results spray once per week throughout the growing season and pre-treat all your organic matter (potting soil, peat moss, compost, etc.) with EM•1® (this is also known as a drench). Some hose-end sprayers let you dial in the dilution rates. You can use the rates suggested on our label to set the application rate. We suggest one ounce per gallon (2 TBS) for all plants. The best time to spray is early evening.
Microorganisms: Minimum of 1 million colony forming units/cc (units/ml), Lactic Acid Bacteria
Water and Molasses