MycoApply needs to be applied on, or get to, the root zone.
When mycorrhizal roots are established, this will ensure your plants efficient use of nutrients and water, root protection and improved soil condition. Improvement to the root zone improves the way the top of the plant looks, grows and survives. MycoApply is a fine powder, it can be added to nutritional low P fertilizer or quality compost to help spread and prevent wind drift of product MycoApply can be mixed in a water for application, as it is not completely soluble agitate or mix as it is applied, 15 grams per litre
The application rates are approximate, adding some is better than none, adding more will not harm the plants, they will just use what is needed. Sometimes an extra addition after a few weeks is recommended when dealing with very degraded situations.
- Use MycoApply Endo if soil is already in good condition, eg friable, water holding, humus rich, etc.
- Use MycoApply Defence if the situation calls for protection from pathogens.
- Use MycoApply Maxx if site is degraded, eg new home garden, sandy soil, clay based, water repelling, etc.
- Use MycoApply Endo/Ecto if applying to tree seedlings that require ecto mycorrhizae.
- Compost tea – Use 500g per 200 litres of tea as a soil drench, apply tea at normal rates. Do not store the mix, use the same day.
Whether you’re establishing a new garden or maintaining a garden, there is a place for MycoApply to improve the health and vigour of your plantings.
MycoApply needs to be applied on, or get to, the root zone. When mycorrhizal roots are established, this will ensure your plants efficient use of nutrients and water, root protection and improved soil condition.
- Mix with nutritional low P fertilizer or compost, and apply to garden beds or planting holes.
- If plantings are taken from a punnet, the moist root ball can be dipped in MycoApply before out planting.
- Mix MycoApply in a watering can and water onto the base or the root zone of the plants.
- Application - 2-5g per litre of pot size, place in bottom of planting hole
- 1-5g per square metre (200g per 100sqm) of planting area, mix in top 10cm of soil
- 5g under each cutting when planting Ball and burlap plantings – use 15g per 3cm of stem caliper
Turf and Lawns
MycoApply is best applied at the start of the grass growing process but can be watered into established lawn, Having mycorrhizal roots established under the turf ensures efficient use of nutrients and water, root protection and improved soil condition. The grass can withstand longer periods of time without watering, requires less nutritional fertilizer and withstands surface wear and tear. Once established the lawn will exist with less inputs and will need less maintenance due to lawn diseases and water repelling.
- 200g per 100 sq metres Seed coat grass seed before spreading on prepared area
- Spread on prepared area before laying turf roll (can be mixed with low P fertilizer or compost)
- Water into top of lawn
- Vertimulch – use 50-100grams in holes using standard pattern for drilling on 45-90cm centres
Vegetables and Fruit
MycoApply will ensure reliable establishment, vigorous growth and good flowering and fruiting with good yields and quality product Not all vegetables are mycorrhizal, eg cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli click here to see the list of non-mycorrhizal plants.
- Seed coat when seeding
- Root dip when outplanting from punnet or small pot
- Apply in furrow 15g per row metre
- Ball and burlap plantings, use 15g per 3cm of stem calliper
- Garden beds, approx. 1kg per 10 square metres
- Mix with water and water in or spread mixed with organic low P fertilizer or quality compost
Trees and Seedlings
In natural environs mycorrhizae are the reason trees continue to survive and flourish in conditions where there are no fertilizer inputs. Adding to nursery grown situations provides the best start for tree seedlings that will continue when they are out planted or transplanted to bigger pots. In parks and gardens an input of MycoApply when tree seedlings are planted will aid establishment, ensure efficient use of fertilizer and water and protect roots. Trees that are showing stress can be helped with an addition of MycoApply to the root zone.
- Use MycoApply for nursery grown seedlings, trays, grow tubes, pots
- Use MycoApply when out planting ornamentals
- Use when trees are showing signs of stress due to lack of water, pathogenic disease or nutritional deficiency.
- Nursery grown seedlings, trays, grow tubes, pots 250-500g per cubic meter soil/potting mix (Higher rates for smaller cavities)
- Tree seedlings, minimum 5 grams per seedling when out planting
- Established trees, spread at lease 10g/sq metre around root zone and water in, more product if tree is distressed
MycoApply for reliable and fast establishment of plantings, when starting on building sites, degraded areas, or difficult soil types, for quicker growth, vigorous plant health and lasting provision of growing advantage As most nursery plants are grown with short term growth inputs, MycoApply can help with establishment when they go through the stress of transplanting, helping to establish and grow in their new environment with the benefit of mycorrhizal roots. Ensuring efficient use of nutrition and water and protection from any pre existing soil problems.
- Spread on garden beds with other organic or low P fertilizer, 1kg per 10 sq metres
- Or add at same rate to mulch or compost and spread
- Add to planting hole, 5g per litre plant size
- Spread under roll on turf, 200g per 100 sq metres
- Root dip punnet or small pot outplants
- Seed coat when using seed
Cropping and Pastures
Can be used as seed dressing for broad acre crops. Provides reliable germination Consistent growth and plant health throughout the crop field Drought tolerance Consistent high yield
- 1kg per hectare.
- Seed coat as a dry mix or slurry.
- Mix with an auger or cement mixer for an even distribution on the seed.
- Maybe mixed with watering equipment that allows the passage of 250 microns.
What happens to the roots in the pot improves the way the top of the plant looks, grows and survives. Addition of MycoApply improves survival of transplants Plants can tolerate infrequent watering Provides efficient use of added nutrition Keeps soil biologically active and aerated
- Combine into potting mix when re potting, 250-500g per cubic metre
- Use 5g per litre of pot and place in hole before planting.
- Make a slurry with water and water in, can make some holes, with a skewer or wooden spoon handle, to encourage the mix to reach the root zone.
- Spread around the top of the soil in the pot and water in, make sure the top is friable or make holes to allow the mix to sink in.
The big advantages of mycorrhizae in hydroponic applications are not unlike more conventional ways of growing plants. Mycorrhizae cause fine feeder roots to branch and extend the active feeding capacity of the root tips by mycelial networks in rockwool or other inert growth media’s that much more effectively access and trans-locate these materials back to the plant.
The advantages of this system include;
- Consistent high yields and faster growth
- Water can be reused
- Less difficult manual labor and weeds are nearly non-existent
- Less area required and quality tends to be excellent
- Mycorrhizae and other biologicals can be easily be introduced to the roots
- Use from start of crop to half way through bloom or fruiting cycle 5 grams per litre
Insurance for plantings in dry areas, better establishment, consistent survival rates, more efficient use of any nutrition or water available in the surrounds.
- Use approx 8kg per hectare
- For broadcast or hydromulch operation before or during plantings
- Can be used for mass plantings, eg roadside, parks, venues, anywhere that needs hydro-mulch seeding
- Seed coat native seeds or root dip out plantings