EM-1 Microbial Inoculant is OMRI Listed and California Department of Food and Agriculture listed for Organic Operations as well. Great Microbial Treatment for all plants (flowers, veggies, trees, etc.), compost and soils. Improves soil structure and drainage. Bioremediation bacteria eliminates foul odors in the home (pets, smoke, garbage, drains, paint, etc.) Improves water quality in aquariams, ponds, and rivers. Effective soil conditioner for organic lawn maintenance. Cleans without toxic chemicals. Accelerates Composting.
Active Ingredients: Microorganisms: Minimum of 1 milliion colony forming units/cc (units/ml), Lactic Acid Bacteria Inactive Ingredients: Water and Molasses
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.
Improves drought tolerance
Restores the natural balance of healthy soil
Naturally loosens compacted soil
Improves seed germination and root development
Increases nutrient availability
Improves plant quality: size, color, and shelf life
Accelerates conversion of organic matter into soil humus