EM is a microbial inoculant that can be very beneficial to crops and plants with the introduction of beneficial micro-organisms.
Research has demonstrated that applying nutrients through their leaves is a great way to increase micronutrients in plants to supplement deficiencies in the soil. At certain times of the day the stoma are open. As a rule of thumb, it is best to do foliar feeding in the early evening as the sun is going down.
Check the brix of your plants the following morning and compare. The plants that were foliar fed will have a higher brix. The higher the brix, the more sugar your plants have in them.
EM can be applied the same way and mixed with plant nutrients for enhanced foliar performance. The byproducts of the beneficial bacteria populations in EM include antioxidants, bioflavinoids, vitamins, and other micronutrients that support plant health.
EM also has many pest and plant protection benefits. It works as a bio-control measure in suppressing and/or controlling pests through the introduction of beneficial micro-organisms to soil and plants. Pests and pathogens are suppressed or controlled through natural processes by enhancing the competitive and antagoniostic activities of the micro-organisms in the EM inoculants.