ENDO AND ECTOMYCORRHIZAL INOCULANT BLEND

General Information

ENDO AND ECTOMYCORRHIZAL INOCULANT BLEND

RHIZANOVA TREE TRANSPLANT is used at planting to inoculate trees and shrubs with beneficial mycorrhizal fungi. These are naturally occurring microorganisms that form symbiotic relationships with plants and greatly increase root surface area absorption via hyphal strands that extend beyond the plant is feeder roots. Mycorrhizae are especially beneficial for increasing water and nutrient uptake, particularly phosphorus which has low soil mobility.

RHIZANOVA TREE TRANSPLANT contains strains of endo and ectomycorrhizal fungi that are carefully selected for their ability to colonize a wide range of trees and shrubs. The strains are combined with a water absorbing polymer, organic fertilizer and humic acid to enhance drought tolerance and promote fast mycorrhizal colonization. Once plants become mycorrhizal, usually within 2-8 weeks, subsequent applications are usually not necessary.

RHIZANOVA TREE TRANSPLANT performs best:

Disturbed sites where topsoil has been substantially removed or eroded.

Soils with limited soil fertility and moisture.

Containerized or B&B trees that have been heavily fertilized and watered, or grown in a sterile soil media.

Trees originating from soil and climactic conditions that are substantially different from the areas where they are planted.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

Apply 3 ounces of RHIZANOVA TREE TRANSPLANT per each caliper inch of tree or 3 one gallon shrubs. Mix into the upper 10 inches of backfill at time of planting and water in.

STORAGE/SHELF LIFE:

12 months in cool, dry conditions. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Product may be refrigerated to prolong shelf life.

INGREDIENTS

VAM (Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizae) fungi: Glomus brasilanum, Glomus clarum, Glomus deserticola, Glomus intraradices, Glomus monsporum, Glomus mosseae, Gigaspora margrarita.

Endomycorrhizal Fungus: Pisolithus tinctorius. Minimum 400 million per lb. Water absorbing polymer, organic fertilizer and humic acid derived from Leonardite.

GENERAL USE PRECAUTIONS

Azalea, Laurel, and Rhododendron do not respond to endo and ecto mycorrhizae. Certain fungicides can inhibit initial inoculation. In general, fungicides should not be used within 2 weeks before or after application. Herbicides and Insecticides have not been found to be detrimental to mycorrhizal development. Certain fungicides can inhibit initial mycorrhizal colonization. As a general rule, do not apply fungicides within 2 weeks before or after transplanting.

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