EM•1® is a specific set of powerful microorganisms isolated 30 years ago by Dr. Teruo Higa in Japan. These particular species of organisms are very human-friendly, as they have the ability to consume environmental toxins, human pathogens, and plant pathogens, while remaining non-toxic to humans.
The agricultural uses for EM•1® are many, as it has proven very effective against plant diseases and destructive fungi.
–EM•1® IS NOT COMPOST TEA –BUT CAN BE MIXED WITH IT TO CREATE A VERY POWERFUL NATURAL FERTILIZER AND DISEASE INHIBITOR.
How does EM•1® differ from compost tea?
The kind of compost tea we are promoting is termed aerated aerobic compost tea, which contains billions of beneficial aerobic bacteria, fungi, and protozoa per liter.
EM•1® is a different coalition of allied microbes; lactic acid bacteria, phototropic bacteria, yeasts, fermentative fungi, and actimomycetes. Some of the bacteria are actually faculative anerobes–that means that they may prefer a low oxygen environment but can function in the presence of it.
We hope this is not confusing to the readers, because in the book Compost Tea Making by Marc Remillard we repeatedly stress the importance of incouraging aerobic [oxygen loving] organisms and discouraging anaerobic [oxygen avoiding] organisms in your compost piles and compost tea brews.
EM•1® is a different animal [or it contains different animals!]
While compost teas need to be brewed and used fresh, EM•1® can be purchased and used [diluted] right out of the bottle. You can also culture EM•1® yourself easily and make more.
As stated above–if you really want to play hardball–you can make a batch of compost tea out of good compost or worm castings, then mix in some EM•1® before diluting and applying it to your plants.
EM•1® is marketed by TeraGanix. Click on the banner add on top of the page to visit their site