Mycorrhiza

Promote plant growth and better drought tolerance:

  • Improve sourcing, uptake and absorption of key nutrients and trace minerals
  • Greater transport of phosphate into the plant
  • Increase plant tolerance of water stress and drought
  • Improve soil structure and water-holding capacity

Aids in plant establishment.

Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizae (VAM) are ubiquitous in natural and agricultural ecosystems. VAM fungi grow as minute filaments (hyphae) attaching and penetrating the roots of most plants. VAM can improve
nutrient uptake by plants, enhance drought tolerance and improve disease control. VAM also assist in the
maintenance of soil structure, plant community structure and diversity.

The principal function of Mycorrhizae is to increase the soil volume explored for nutrient uptake and to enhance the efficiency of nutrient absorption from the soil solution.

The fungi form an association with the plant and creates an extensive filament system (mycelium) within the soil that is invisible to the naked eye, and many times larger than the plant root system. The thin filaments absorb water and nutrients from the soil and deliver them to the plant. In return the plant provides essential sugars and other nutrients to the fungus.

VAM fungi excrete compounds that stimulate the plant to produce additional roots on which the fungi can grow, which in turn supports improved plant growth. The intensively growing mycelium can bind and aggregate soil particles which can be important to improving physical soil conditions.

In addition, water infiltration is increased, surface run-off decreased, and water holding capacity of the soil increased.

Compatible with all Biofilm Biological Crop Solutions products.

Mycorrhiza contains:

  • Rhizophagus irregularis – a Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrizae (VAM) fungi  

Improved nutrient sourcing, uptake and absorption

The principal function of Mycorrhizae is to increase the soil volume explored for nutrient uptake and to enhance the efficiency of nutrient absorption from the soil solution.

The association of VAM fungi with plant roots facilitates the uptake of nutrients such as phosphorus and trace minerals. By extending beyond the depletion zone of phosphorus around the root, the mycelium improves absorption.

Improved phosphate transport

VAM associated roots can transport phosphate at a rate 4 times that of non-associated roots.

Improved drought tolerance

Studies demonstrate VAM fungi improve a plant’s ability to tolerate and recover from water stress.

Water infiltration is increased, surface run-off decreased, and water holding capacity of the soil increased.

Improved Plant Growth

The improved nutrient uptake, absorption and transport, along with greater resilience to water stress and the improved soil structure facilitated by VAM fungi, contributes to improved plant growth.

This product is classified as NON-HAZARDOUS.

Keep in a cool shaded area at all times. Do NOT expose to direct sunlight.

Do NOT swallow or inhale. Wash hands after use. Rinse eyes or mouth if contact is made.

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures.

Reactivity: This product is unlikely to react or decompose under normal storage conditions.

Conditions to Avoid: Direct sunlight, lack of ventilation.

Hazardous Polymerization: Hazardous polymerisation is not possible.

Seed Coating1 g per 10 – 12 seedling cells
Potting Mix50 g per 25L bag of potting mix
Soil Application1 – 2 kg / Ha

Powder must come into contact with the growing root to be effective. It can be applied as a powder, mixed with water and sprayed onto soil around the plant, coated onto the seed or by water injection. Soil surface application needs to be watered into the root zone.

Vegetables

In an 18 to 30 millilitre cell-seedling tray, apply to seed or the potting mix before germination at one gram of powder per 10 to 12 seedling cells (198 cell tray requires 20 grams of powder). Product can be mixed with water and evenly watered over the tray or mixed with the potting mix prior to planting.

Strawberries and Tomatoes

For freshly transplanted small plants apply greater than 25 spores per plant.

Mix into Bulk Potting Mixes

Mixing into planting soil before potting – 50 grams per 25 litre bag of potting mix. For commercial applications to seedlings, aim to apply 10 to 20 spores per individual germinating plant. Product contains 200 spores / gram.

Seed Coating for Broadacre Application

Mix the fine powder directly over seed at a rate to apply between 350 grams and one kilo per hectare. Dampen seed with a fine mist of 10% sugar solution before or while mixing in the powder. Apply no more than 3 litres of solution per ton of seed for large size seed (grain legumes, cereals) and up to 1 litre per100 kg for small seed (clover, lucerne, ryegrass). Do not wet the seed so it sticks together.

NO withholding periods for this product.

Keep in a cool shaded area at all times. Do NOT expose to direct sunlight.

Available in:

  • 1kg bags

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