Even 500 million years ago, plants made friends with the “nurse” — these are wonderful microfungi, glomeruli (they are also called mycorrhizal fungi: from the Greek language “miko” is a mushroom, and “riza” is a root), which are embedded — grown into the roots of plants and scattered their threads, networks (they are called fungal hyphae) for tens and hundreds of meters in the soil, and sometimes for kilometers. And — oh, a miracle! They began to feed them with nitrogen, potassium, microelements, and especially hard-to-reach, scarce phosphorus extracted from the soil.
These mushrooms — magic balls — are a real nurse for plants, and strong, healthy, well-fed plants, in turn, feed the mushrooms with carbohydrates — the sugars they need.
Only benefit and nothing but benefit
Mycorrhizal fungi, with their multimeter thin hyphae, spread in the soil, penetrating into the most inaccessible layers and forming a much larger area for absorbing moisture and essential nutrients.
Thanks to this, mycorrhiza contributes to:
Benefits 1. Better resistance to stressful conditions — drought, frost, acidic soils, high concentrations of heavy metals. This is achieved by maintaining the water-salt balance, changing the phytohormonal4 composition, strengthening the immune system, increasing the reserves of protein and carbohydrates in the plant, and retaining moisture in the soil;
Benefit 2. The mechanisms mentioned above also improve the survival rate of the root system during transplantation and enhance its growth;
Benefit 3. Active growth and rapid development of plants (flowering and fruiting occurs a few weeks earlier due to better nutrition, the plant does not need to spend energy fighting stressful conditions, parasites and pathogens, competing with nearby growing plants for food and water, plus immunity is strengthened);
Benefit 4. Growth of plants on depleted land, since mycorrhizal fungi are able to extract minerals and elements from immobile humus and deliver them to the host plant through “hyphae-root” contacts;
Benefit 5. Reducing the need for plants in regular watering and fertilizing the soil with minerals, especially phosphates, by 40% due to the production of phosphatases by mycorrhizal fungi5;
Benefit 6. Correct dosing of nutrients in accordance with the «perfect natural balance»;
Benefit 7. Improved soil characteristics such as aggregation6 of soil particles (the soil layer becomes looser, more porous), thereby increasing soil resistance to erosion7 by wind and water;
Benefit 8. Reduced leaching of nutrients from the soil, retaining nutrients in the soil and reducing the risk of groundwater pollution;
Benefit 9. A richer taste and aroma of fruits: mycorrhizal fungi have a positive effect on the production of phytohormones and the flow of photosynthesis, which ultimately leads to the accumulation of carbohydrates, acids and other organic substances in the fruits and leaves of plants, on which taste and nutritional value directly depend;
Benefit 10. Protection against phytopathogens8 and soil pests — fungi purposefully release substances that inhibit the growth and development of pathogens and pests to protect plants, or to directly compete for space and resources;
Benefit 11. Stimulation of active growth and reproduction of microflora useful for plants — mycorrhizal fungi are an additional source of carbon for soil-dwelling microorganisms, which is important for their life.
The advantages of using «Mycorrhiza Nurse» are environmentally friendly — it is a natural, natural union that allows you to limit the application of mineral fertilizers, which in turn can accumulate in the soil, since they are not completely absorbed by plants;
safe — do not have any harmful effect on beneficial insects, animals and people;
effective — it has been scientifically proven that the use of preparations with mycorrhiza gives positive results, since the processes of growth and development of above-ground and underground vegetative organs are intensified, the harvest is improved; in the consumer market, the demand for mycorrhizal preparations is growing every year;
reliable — a mechanism that has been tested for millions of years;
universal — more than 80% of plants form mycorrhiza;
economical — allows you to reduce the amount of fertilizer without reducing the yield, but on the contrary, increasing it; consumption rate is only 6 g per 1 m²;
has no time and seasonal restrictions in use — you can use the entire growing season of plants, both in winter and spring crops and plantings;
synergistic effect — joint use with other biological products increases the effectiveness of each of the drugs.