EM1® is the original product containing original EM Effective Microorganisms®. It was developed 30 years ago by Prof. Higa as the first EM product and is being continually optimized to this day, thus laying the foundation for the entire EM technology.
EM1® promotes the germination, root growth, bloom, fruit setting, and ripening of plants. It improves the physical, chemical, and biological condition of the soil and accelerates composting.
EM1® can be used directly and is also suitable to produce EMa.
NOTE: The commercial sale of EMa is prohibited by the licensor, because the quality of EMa cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, we warn particularly against consuming EMa. For human consumption, our range includes the nutritional supplement EMIKO®SAN, Prof. Higa’s original product.
EM1® is listed in the resources list of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FIBL) in Germany as well as the resource list for organic and GM-free agriculture (infoXgen) in Austria.
Recommendations for use
EM1® is diluted with water at a ratio of about 1:50 (20ml per 1 l water) prior to use. You should always prepare the solution fresh each time and use it up within 24 hours.
Lawn and decorative borders: at least 3 times a year 200ml EMIKO Soil Improver + 10l water per 10m2
Vegetable gardens: at least 5 time a year 200ml EMIKO Soil Improver + 10l water per 10m2
Balcony and tub plants: every 4 weeks 20ml EMIKO Soil Improver per 1.0l water
Indoor plants: every 4 weeks 20ml EMIKO Soil Improver per 1.0 l water, additionally spray regularly with the same dosage (shiny leaves)
Farming, forestry, horticulture: 4-6 times per year 20l EMIKO Soil Improver + 100l water per ha
Compost: 5 times per year 1l EMIKO Soil Improver + 10l water per 1m3
Strengthen plants and prevent infestation by pests and mildew: Spray with a dilution of 100ml EMIKO Soil Improver + 10l water prior to bloom in frost-free periods and after leaf fall prior to the first frosts.
EMa - explanation and recipe
EMa stands for EM “activated”; you can produce it yourself by fermenting EM1® with sugar cane molasses. Like EM1®, EMa is used as a soil improver. It’s shelf life is about 2 weeks when stored airtight in a cool area. By preparing EMa yourself, you can cost-effectively produce large amounts of EM for use in your garden.
- Fill the fermenter half way with hot water.
- Stir in 3% sugar cane molasses until it is completely dissolved.
- Fill the fermenter with cold water until a temperature of 35 – 40°C is reached.
- Add 3% EM1® and mix the content of the fermenter thoroughly.
- Fill the fermenter to the brim with warm water (35 – 40°C).
- Seal the fermenter and connect the heater.
- For fermenters with air lock: Fill up to the mark with water.
- Stand the fermenter in a warm spot for 7 days.
Your EMa is ready and good to go if the pH factor is under 3.6 and it has a sweet-sour smell. White flakes on top of the EMa are yeasts and are a part of good EMa.
TIP: Stand the EMa Fermenter HS on top of a polystyrene plate and wrap a blanket around it as well to minimize fluctuations in temperature and save on electricity. When doing so, be careful not to cover the heating element to avoid overheating.
EMa cannot be multiplied any further. The composition of microorganisms changes too much when they are multiplied further so that the original function can no longer be guaranteed.