MYCORRHIZAE Beneficial Fungi for Soil Treatments and Transplants
Mycorrhizae soil and seed treatments can be added to the soil at any time. They can be especially helpful to those of you who have added all the fertilizer, lime and compost you care to add and still aren't getting the quality results you expected. Adding Mycorrhizae to the soil along with Humates can bring an otherwise "dead" and depleted soil back to life.
Myco-Magic Transplant Inoculant
Use one 3 ounce pack per foot of root ball diameter.
Complete instructions are written on the packet.
- Better survival and growth rates after field planting.
- Improved water and nutrient availability.
- Reduced risk of plant loss and damage due to heat and drought stress.
- Improved planting range and performance of difficult-to-grow plant species.
- Species: Myco-Magic root dip can be used on all plant species except rhododendrons, azaleas, laurels, orchids, and blueberries. Myco-Magic will not damage these species but the mycorrhizae will not colonize on their root systems.
- Soil pH: The fungi in Myco-Magic are chosen based on their ability to survive and colonize plant roots over a broad pH range.
- Fungicides: Many fungicides can have a detrimental effect on mycorrhizae fungi. Soil applications of fungicides near plants treated with Myco-Magic should be avoided but, if unavoidable, allow two weeks before and after using of Myco-Magic.
- Herbicides: Herbicides do not interfere with mycorrhizal fungi development but may inhibit growth of or cause stress to many plant species.
Insecticides: Insecticides do not interfere with mycorrhizal fungi development but may inhibit growth of or cause stress to many plant species and reduce pollinization
Biological Seed Treatment For Corn, Soybeans & Potatoes
General Directions For Use
Seed Inoculant is a concentrated mycorrhizal powder containing the spores of 4 specifically selected beneficial mycorrhizal fungi, and 2 Trichoderma species that protect roots from environmental hazards. These beneficial fungi expand into the surrounding soil and greatly increase the root's ability to absorb water and nutrients, while improving plant yields and health.
Use one pound per acre during sowing. Can be applied dry or mixed with water and dribbled into planting hole. MP.Com Seed Inoculant can also be included with other material and incorporated into seed coatings to treat enough seed to sow an acre.
Some fungicides should not be used with Seed Inoculant as a drench or for the first 4 weeks following seed germination. Many fungicides do not adversely affect mycorrhizae but some do. Proper cultivation practice can eliminate the need for such using things.
- Root health
- Extensive root system
- Soil structure
- Plant Quality and Yields
- Water and Nutrient storage and take up
- Endomycorrhizal fungi
- Glomus intraradices
- G. mosseae, G. aggregatum. G. etunicatum
- Trichoderma harzianum and T. konigii (280,000 prop/cc each)
I would suggest dampen seed & coat with inoculant or incorporate in the soil at time of planting. 1lbs. treats one acre.
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The term mycorrhizal comes from the Latin words myco, meaning fungus, and rhiza, meaning root. Mycorrhizal fungi are fungi that have developed a symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationship with the root systems of living plants, from garden vegetables all the way up to Old Growth Trees. Networks of mycorrhizal filaments envelope the seedling's root structure, greatly extending and enhancing (by a factor of several hundred to several thousand times) the growing plant's water- and nutrient-gathering abilities and protecting the plant from disease.
Mycorrhizae are symbiotic associations that form between the roots of most plant species and fungi. These symbioses are characterized by bi-directional movement of nutrients where carbon flows to the fungus and inorganic nutrients move to the plant, thereby providing a critical linkage between the plant root and soil. In infertile soils, nutrients taken up by the mycorrhizal fungi can lead to improved plant growth and reproduction. As a result, mycorrhizal plants are often more competitive and better able to tolerate environmental stresses than are nonmycorrhizal plants.
Mycorrhizal associations vary widely in form and function. Ectomycorrhizal fungi are mostly basidiomycetes that grow between root cortical cells of many tree species, forming a Hartig net. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi belong to the order Glomales and form highly branched structures called arbuscules, within root cortical cells of many herbaceous and woody plant species.
Plant responses to colonization by mycorrhizal fungi can range from dramatic growth promotion to growth depression. Factors affecting this response include the mycorrhizal dependency of the host crop, the nutrient status of the soil, and the inoculum potential of the mycorrhizal fungi. Management practices such as tillage, crop rotation, and fallowing may adversely affect populations of mycorrhizal fungi in the field. Where native inoculum potential is low or ineffective, inoculation strategies may be helpful. With the current state of technology, inoculation is most feasible for transplanted crops and in areas where soil disturbance has greatly reduced the native inoculum potential.
Sadly, modern techniques for clearing and developing land for human use destroy mycorrhizal fungi, reducing the ability of plants to thrive in man-made environments and has lead us to resort to synthetic fertilizers and other artificial means of promoting plant growth, which themselves further impact the soil in a negative way. Individuals and organizations worldwide are coming to realize that excessive use of such substances can negatively impact water quality and the environment as a whole.