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Mycorrhizae

What is Mycorrhizae?

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Mycorrhizae (my-cor-rhi-zae) is a beneficial fungus that forms a symbiotic relationship with plant roots. More than 90 percent of plant species form a symbiotic relationship with mycorrhizae. Several miles of fungal filaments can be present in less than a thimbleful of soil.

Why Mycorrhizae is a plant's best friend

mycorrhizae web graphic The fungi work in a symbiotic relationship with the plant root. The fungi colonizes the root from which it sreceives sugar. In exchange, it increase the root system several hundred to several thousand times. This expanded roots system absorbs and sends soil nutrients and water back for the plant. When nutrients and water are depleted, the fungi simply reaches further into the soil for more. What is more, mycorrhizal fungi also release powerful enzymes into the soil that dissolve hard-to-capture nutrients, such as organic nitrogen, phosphorus, iron and other “tightly bound” soil nutrients. Plants can then access these nutrients.

Mycorrhizal fungi also promote root health, store carbon in soil, and glue soil particles together into a healthful porous structure.

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How to apply Mycorrhizae to your plants

Plant roots must be in contact with the mycorrhizae for the symbiotic relationship to form.
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Turf: Apply with water ½ cup to 900 sq. ft.

Transplants: Coat roots with 1 tsp.-1 tbsp. per plant

Watering-In: 1.5 tbsp. per gallon of water, mix well and keep agitated while watering.

Seed Innoculant: Roll seeds in powder before planting

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