How does AGROMYC®VITAL work?
Agromyc products are supporting symbiotic relationships, that form between fungi and plants. The fungi colonise the root system of a host plant, providing increased water and nutrient absorption capabilities while the plant provides the fungus with carbohydrates formed from photosynthesis. Agromyc products also offer the host plant increased protection against certain pathogens.
MICROBIAL PLANT VITALIZER & SOIL CONDITIONER
AGROMYC®VITAL is a pure natural, easy to handle granular product on the base of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) fungi (fungal spores and mycelium immobilized on expanded clay as carrier system). It is free from phyto-pathogens, weed seeds and nematodes and free from toxic substances.
AGROMYC®VITAL has, after successful establishment of the mycorrhizal symbiosis, immediate and long term effects. It is a high quality inoculum for promoting initial plant growth especially at locations of unfavourable soil nutrient conditions (in particular under relative low phosphate and microelement availability, e.g. of copper, zinc, sulphur) as well as under drought and salinity conditions. Where native mycorrhizal fungi are not present or in low concentrations (disinfected or sterilized nursery or potting substrates, composts, sub-soils) inoculation with these symbiotic root fungi show the greatest plant growth effects. Long term effects through soil inoculation with AGROMYC®VITAL are found by better soil structure through Glomalin formation which aggregates soil particles, increases water infiltration and controls erosion.
AGROMYC®VITAL is beneficial to annual and perennial crops. It is essential for trees, shrubs, ornamentals, grasses and legumes. The fungi not only give improved growth of different crops, but also have the potential to increase the tolerance of the host plant to root pathogens.
Field of application
Fruits, trees, grapes and shrubs
better nursery establishment, improved root growth, better survival after field transplant, healthier, protection against nematodes, resistant to environmental stresses
healthy, earlier and improved flowering
Lawn & turf
improved strength and durability, 30% increase water use efficacy
Vegetables & legumes
yield enhancement, protection against nematodes, better N-fixation
Regeneration of landscape
quicker soil coverage, better water balance and nutrients availability
Soil structure improvement
improved water infiltration, increased water holding capacity and soil microbial activity
Soil aggregate stabilisation
Increased resistance to soil erosion by wind or rain
Management of saline soils
increases plants salt tolerance, longer land use
- 25-50 ml AGROMYC®VITAL homogeneously mixed with one litre sterilized soil substrate to obtain a mycorrhizal potting medium or planting substrate for flowers, seedlings of fruit and trees and shrubs.
- 10 – 500 ml AGROMYC®VITAL per plant when directed to the roots e.g. in nurseries or at field transplant; generally 50 ml per L root ball volume or per L planting hole volume in the field .
- 250-500 ml AGROMYC®VITAL per m² when broad cast and superficially incorporated, e.g. in turf & pastures
- 500-1000 ml AGROMYC®VITAL per m² when broadcast and 2-4 cm incorporated into seedling beds
- 50-100 ml AGROMYC®VITAL per linear meter when applied to seeding furrows
- 5 – 10 ml AGROMYC®VITAL per planting hole placed under the seed or bulb or tuber
CAUTION: Irrigate plants immediately after inoculation. Do not use herbicides with soil action (no pre-emergence herbicides); half rate fertilizer is recommended during cultivation. AGROMYC®VITAL does not form mycorrhiza with plant species of Pinaceae, Brassicae, Ericaceae and Orchidiaceae
Mycorrhizal Components: Natural, non-modified Plant Growth Promoting Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) fungi immobilized on NON-WATER SOLUBLE expanded clay particles (size: 2 –4 mm)
AM fungi: mainly Rhizoglomus intraradices; usual material with >10 000 spores and / or
>100 000 infective mycorrhizal propagules in one L granules.
Specific weight of product: 300-400 g/litre Moisture content of product: max. 15 %
Declaration: The product does not harm man, animal or environment in prescribed use. AGROMYC® VITAL is authorized for ecological agriculture by FiBL, Germany
Durability: The product must be stored under dry conditions. Temperature can be between -15° C and +35° C. Stable for more than 7 years without loss of viability.
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