Mycorrhizal fungi helps to increase the surface absorbing area of roots 10 to 1,000 times, thereby greatly improving the ability of the plant to use the soils resources. Several miles of fungal filaments can be present in a thimbleful of soil. But Mycorrhizal fungi increase nutrient uptake not only by increasing the surface absorbing area of the roots, but also release powerful enzymes into the soil that dissolve hard-to-capture nutrients, such as phosphorus, iron and other “tightly bound” soil nutrients. This extraction process is particularly important in plant nutrition and explains why non-mycorrhizal plants require high levels of fertility to maintain their health.
MycoApply® All Purpose Granular inoculum consists of 16 carefully selected species of endomycorrhizae, ectomycorrhizae and 5 bacterial species. A high quality slow release organic fertilizer is also added to improve mycorrhizal germination and effectiveness. MycoApply® All Purpose is a granular material containing mycorrhizal fungi that colonize roots and extend into the surrounding soil forming an essential link between plant and soil resources. About 90% of the world’s plant species form mycorrhizae with these beneficial endomycorrhizal and ectomycorrhizal fungi. Working together, beneficial mycorrhizal and bacteria expand into the surrounding soil several hundred times and greatly increase the root’s ability to absorb water and nutrients, while improving plant yields and health.