Some species of fungi are rarely seen and some are never seen by us with the naked eye. Mycorrhizal fungi lives in symbiosis with the roots of their host plants. You can imagine fine hairy growth extending from the roof of the plant, extending the spread by which the plant can absorb nutrients through the network of mycorrhizal fungi. In return the fungi receives sugar for its daily work. Mycorrhiza comes from the greek language and means “fungus roots”. You will find mycorrhiza in 95% of our planets healthy soil. Tilling, ploughing and extensive monoculture have reduced the mycorrhizal content in our soils.
Boletus edulis and amanita muscaria is an example of two mycorrhizal fungi that attaches itself to Oaks, Pines and Poplars. Truffles is another type of mycorrhizal fungi.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are intimately associated with the roots of most flowering plants, herbs, vegetables and agricultural crops. Mycoroot ™ products contain selected combinations of indigenous AM fungi suited for all your plant production needs.Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are intimately associated with the roots of most flowering plants, herbs, vegetables and agricultural crops. Mycoroot ™ products contain selected combinations of indigenous AM fungi suited for all your plant production needs.
- Improved nutrient and water uptake
- Improved root growth
- Improved plant growth and yield
- Improved disease resistance
- Reduced transplant shock
- Reduced drought stress
- Parasitic nematode control
- Reduces: Drought stress; Water and fertilizer needs; Disease losses; Transplant shock Increases: Flowering and fruiting; Water and nutrient storage and uptake; Root growth
- Promotes: Extensive root system; Soil structure; Plant establishment.