Pacific Agricultural Remediation Company
Root Myketm is a formulated nutrient specifically designed to enhance root growth and significantly improve nutrient uptake.
Most undisturbed soils contain some mycorrhizal fungi. But modern soil management practices such as grading, fertilization, erosion and fumigation leave the soil ecosystem unproductive. Mycorrhizal fungi constitute the dominant type of microorganisms in most of the undisturbed soils of the earth. Mycorrhizal fungi are almost always missing from freshly graded sites. Root Myketm can quickly populate soil with live fungi to create a mycorrhizal zone in the soil ecosystem. Root Myketm, in the presence of roots, quickly fills the soil with a network of mycelium that enhances the ecosystem of the root zone.
The plants which benefit from a mycorrhizal zone are those with roots that are sparsely branched and have few root hairs. Perennial grasses are often highly mycotrophic. Some typical plants that are extremely mycotrophic are: grapes, avocados, citrus and bananas. Roses, asparagus, melons, tomatoes, peppers and squash also benefit greatly.
There are several types of mycorrhizae that differ by the kind of fungus, kind of plant and morphology of host and fungus interface. All have a common characteristic: Mycorrhizal fungi "plug into" the cortex of the plant root and at the same time pass into the soil, forming a bridge to the plant. All mycorrhizal fungi provide soil nutrients to the plant and draw energy compounds from the host.
Root Myketm combines specific mycorrhizal fungi with other ingredients that enhance the absorption of available nutrients. The enhanced Root Myketm formula prevents nitrogen loss with nitrogen fixing bacteria that hold this important element in the root zone and make it available to the plant. This combines with the ability of the mycorrhizal fungi to aid in the uptake of phosphorus. One inoculation of Root Myketm with a good host plant provides the major nutrients for vigorous root growth.
Root Myketm inoculants contain highly selective LIVE strains of ectomycorrhizae and endomycorrhizae fungi that will rapidly colonize in the root zone. The net effect is that root growth is enhanced and the defenses against stress elements are strengthened.
Root Myketm increases root permeability and the water holding capacity of any soil. The plant can then efficiently utilize available nutrients and moisture while improving plant color without excessive top growth.
Root Myketm bio-stimulants assist in the delivery of nutrients during times of stress. When stressed, plants can't produce certain necessary elements on its own. Root Myketm supplements these elements by making them available in the soil for immediate uptake. Root Myketm calls into play organic mechanisms to replenish needed nutrients into the soil allowing them to be metabolized more efficiently and decreasing required amounts of applied nitrate rich fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides.
Root Myketm adds organics to the soil and provides the proper formulation of components to initiate and sustain a high microbial activity in sand-based soils. Trichoderma beneficial fungi are also included as a unique addition to prevent disease causing fungi in the soil and at the plant roots. Trichoderma contains spores which grow around plant roots depriving pathogenic fungi nutrients and living space. The spores of Trichoderma produce antibiotic bacteria which destroy the spores of pathogenic fungi thus helping to prevent diseases such as Fairy Rings (A. campestris, L. sordida, L. perlatum, M. oreades, T. sordidum, etc.).
Root Myketm is an environmentally safe product designed and formulated to meet the cost effective requirements of the nursery industry while providing a technically superior product to the professional turf and plant production manager.
Active Ingredients 70% by weight
Natural sugars, sugar plant extracts, humectants, surfactants, Trichoderma, beneficial microbes, natural occurring vitamins, amino acids, humic substances, langbeinite, enzymes, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, fulvic acid, manganese, iron, ascophyllum, yucca schidigera, nitrogen fixing bacteria, phosphorous solublizing bacteria, sea kelp extract, live spores of ecto and endomycorrhizal fungi including: glomus mosseae, giaspora margarita, glomus brasillanum, glomus deserticola, glomus clarum, glomus etunicatum, glomus intraradices and proprietary additives.
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Last modified: 01/28/05