Increase Yields, Increase Dry Matter

Mycorrhiza fungi develops a network of microscopic filaments (hyphae) in the soil and when they come into contact with roots they thread their way between and into the cells of plant roots.

There, an exchange of nutrients takes place that allows for the survival and growth of both plants and fungi.

The wide dispersion of the fungi filaments (hyphae) in the soil gives the fungi access to a volume of soil, up to 1500% larger than the root system. The plant in return furnishes nutrients such as sugars and amino acids to the fungi to support its life and growth.

The well-colonized plants are better nourished and more resistant to transplant shock and develop increased protection against environmental stresses including drought, cold, salinity and pollution.

The relationship between the plant and the fungi also tends to reduce the incidence of root diseases i.e. (armillaria, phytophthora) and minimize the harmful effects of certain pathogens.

The symbiotic relationship between plants and Mycorrhiza fungi results in sustained fertility and vigour of colonized plants and often results in improved resistance to diseases, higher yields, better flavour, lower spoilage rates and less attraction to destructive insects.

This symbiotic relationship allows plants to uptake as much as ten times more nutrients than their roots alone.

Mycorrhizal fungi is particularly sensitive to phosphate fertilizers and certain fungicides. Once plants are responding to Mycorrhiza it is recommended that a compost tea be applied to the surface. This supplies microbes as well as some nutrients that Mycorrhiza feed to the plants.

It is not natural for most plants to exist without the assistance of Mycorrhiza in their root system and their absence forces the grower to continually feed the plants. This is a needless waste if time and money and over supply of artificial fertilizers will eventually destroy the biological health of the soil.

Periodic or annual reapplication of Mycorrhizal fungi is recommended to maintain peak performance for your plants. Compost and compost teas should be used to replenish needed micronutrients and organics that the Mycorrhiza and microbes need in order to feed the plants.

It is highly probable that Mycorrhizal fungi colonization will achieve a significantly reduced expenditure on fungicides, pesticides and use of fertilizers. Care should be taken when selecting products to enhance and replenish soil nutrients that don’t damage the Mycorrhiza fungi.

Mycorrhizal fungi are not seasonally dependent or limited in application or usage – apply anytime spring, summer, or autumn even winter if the ground is not frozen!

Mycorrhiza fungi enhance plant root development, vitality, vigour, growth and quality through improved organic methods and aids in soil conditions.