Premium Mycorrhizal, Mycoroot, is the home of the organic mycorrhizal fungus. Mycoroot Supreme is an organic microbial fertilizer that will help enhance root structure by doubling it in size, boosts yield, and production.
What are Mycorrhizal Fungi?
- Mycorrhiza means “fungus root.” These are beneficial fungi found in undisturbed soils
- These fungi form a symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationship with 90% of all plant roots
- The host plant receives mineral nutrients from the fungus
- The fungus obtains sugars from the host plant
- There are several types of mycorrhizal associations
- The most commonly encountered are the arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi.
How do they function?
- The fungus grows using fungal filaments called hyphae
- The filaments grow both inside and outside of the roots
- The fungus is intimately associated with the plant roots
- Providing a link between the soil and the plant
- They extend the plant rooting system improving root functions
- They allow for better exploitation of the soil environment
- They increase the surface area available for nutrient uptake
- They make nutrients soluble which usually are not accessible to plant roots
- They influence the soil environment covered by the fungal filaments Encouraging the growth of beneficial bacteria
- They ward off unwanted organisms which can cause plants diseases Such as eelworms and root rot
- They produce a biological glue That promotes soil stability and increases moisture penetration and aeration of the soil Characteristic AM fungal structures formed within the roots of a host plant.
Characteristic AM fungal structures formed within the roots of a host plant.
- A = finely branched arbuscules formed within plant cells.
- V = vesicle produced by some AM fungi required for the storage of carbon compounds.
- IRH = intraradical hyphae grow between the root cells.
These structures are only visible once the roots have been specially prepared in the Mycoroot laboratory and are visible under a high powered microscope.
So what is the problem?
Unfortunately, because the soil and the beneficial organisms in this environment will not be regarded as a valuable resource, disturbance, land degradation, and application of chemical inputs, particularly those containing high levels of phosphates, and the non-discriminate use of some pesticides, have resulted in depleted natural populations. So what is the solution? To maximize the benefits from these AM fungi, have the mycorrhizal status of your soil tested.
How to use:
Mycoroot is used during transplanting. It helps with plant growth, health, and flowering. Add 5-10ml (1-2 teaspoons) per transplant depending on the size of the plant. Sprinkle at the base of the plant's roots in the whole during transplant and this should stop the shock of transplant, also helps with the uptake of nutrients and water.
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