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What Does EM-1 Mean?Updated 6 months ago

EM-1 stands for "Effective Microorganisms-1." It is a specific formulation of naturally occurring beneficial microorganisms. The term was coined by Professor Teruo Higa, who developed EM-1 in the 1980s. 


EM-1 is a liquid concentrate that contains a mixture of various microbial groups, including:


Lactic Acid Bacteria: These bacteria are known for their beneficial effects in the fermentation process and have a positive impact on both soil health and plant growth.


Yeast: Yeasts contribute to the fermentation process, help in the breakdown of organic substances, and promote plant growth.


Phototrophic Bacteria: These bacteria use sunlight to produce energy and can help improve nutrient availability to plants.


EM-1 is used in agriculture, gardening, and environmental cleanup for its ability to enhance soil quality, promote healthy plant growth, and decompose organic waste. It works by increasing the number and activity of beneficial microorganisms in the environment where it is applied. This helps to create a more balanced microbial ecosystem, which is essential for healthy soil and plant life.


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