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® Ultrafine Endo micronized mycorrhizal powder inoculum consists of a blend of spores of 4 endomycorrhizal fungi species. The powder comes in a particle size less than 220 microns (#70 screen). This concentrated, fine material is ideal for “water in” or “spray” applications. About 90% of the world’s plant species form symbiotic relationships with these beneficial endomycorrhizal fungi. They colonize plant roots, expand into the surrounding soil and greatly increase the root’s ability to absorb water and nutrients, while improving plant yields and health.