Mycoroot

R 25.00R 120.00

An organic microbial fertilizer that boosts yield and production by enhancing soil health and plant root functioning. Mycoroot products have been developed using southern African isolates of AM fungi. These are naturally occurring soil microorganisms, which have not been genetically altered in any way. The product is 100% mycorrhizal with no other additives or chemicals making it environmentally friendly and suitable for organic plant production.

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INFORMATION

 

What are mycorrhizal fungi?

  • Mycorrhiza literally means “fungus root”
  • These are beneficial fungi found in undisturbed soils
  • These fungi form a symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationship with 90% of all plant roots
  • The host plant receives mineral nutrients from the fungus
  • The fungus obtains sugars from the host plant
  • There are several types of mycorrhizal associations
  • The most commonly encountered are the arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi.

 

How do they function?

  • The fungus grows by means of fungal filaments called hyphae
  • The filaments grow both inside and outside of the roots
  • The fungus is intimately associated with the plant roots
  • Providing a link between the soil and the plant
  • They extend the plant rooting system improving root functions
  • They allow for better exploitation of the soil environment
  • They increase surface area available for nutrient uptake
  • They make nutrients soluble which are normally not accessible to plant roots
  • They influence the soil environment covered by the fungal filaments
  • Encouraging growth of beneficial bacteria and other non disease causing fungi
  • They ward off unwanted organisms which can cause plants diseases
  • Such as eelworms and root rot
  • They produce a biological glue
  • That promotes soil stability and increases moisture penetration and aeration of the soil
Product Name Application and rate
Mycoroot™ Super Booster Trees and Shrubs
Transplanting trees or shrubs (indigenous trees; fruit trees; essential oil and medicinal shrubs) Apply 20ml-50ml Mycoroot™ Super Booster to the bottom of the planting hole. Apply more product for large plants. Water after planting.
Established trees and shrubs (indigenous trees; fruit trees; essential oil and medicinal shrubs; roses) Make a trench around the established plants below the drip line, the trench should be dug until the roots are just visible, care should be taken so as not to disturb or damage the roots. Apply 100ml-250ml Mycoroot™ Super Booster around the tree or shrub. Cover the trench. Water.
Container plants Repotting of container plants or transplanting from nursery bags apply 5ml – 20ml (larger plants require more product) of Mycoroot™ Super Booster per pot placed at the bottom of the planting hole. Gently loosen roots and soil at base of plant and place in hole, fill with growing media or soil and water after planting. Ensure pots are well drained. Mycoroot™ Super Booster can be added to already established cotnainer plants but gently loosening the soil and applying 5ml of product to exposed roots at various positions around the pot. Care should be taken not to damage the roots.
Garden beds for flowering plants grown from seedlings 10ml of Mycoroot™ Super Booster per seedling placed at the bottom of the planting hole. Water seedlings after planting. Alternatively calculate 5 ml of Mycoroot™ Super Booster per plant and mix well into garden bed soil. Water gently after planting.

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Amount

200ml, 1L

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