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Dr Higa's EM1 Microbial Inoculant (Concentrated)

Dr Higa's EM1 Microbial Inoculant (Concentrated)

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EM® is the brand name given to a family of microbial-based products using a technology developed by Japanese scientist Prof. Dr. Teruo Higa. EM® is an acronym for Effective Microorganisms®.

The main product, EM-1®, is a liquid probiotic comprising of three groups of beneficial microbes: Yeast, Photosynthetic Bacteria, and Lactic Acid Bacteria.

Why Dr Higas EM1?

  • Increases crop productivity, reducing the use of chemical (pesticides) and synthetic components.
  • Improves the physical, chemical and biological state of the soil which can be seen in the texture and measured in the ontent.
  • Improves germination, flowering, fruition, ripening and root growth.
  • Increases photosynthesis.
  • Reduces occurrence of disease and plagues through an increased resistance.
  • Increases the uptake of organic matter available in the soil
  • Speeds up the composting process.

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. The microbes introduced by EM-1® support the growth of other beneficial organisms including mycorrhizae, earth worms, and insects already in the soil. But what exactly do each species bring to the table in regards to soil and plant health?

Mechanisms Behind The Beneficial Microorganisms in EM®

Effective Microorganisms®, or EM® for short, is a family of microbial-based products using a technology developed by Japanese scientist Dr. Teruo Higa.

To Use:

Dilute 7.8ml to one liter or 1oz in 1 gallon of water and use as a weekly foliar spray and to water throughout the growing season. Use to soak seeds or seedlings before planting, and immediately after transplanting from pots into garden beds or larger pots to improve root development and nutrient uptake.

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