Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mycorrhizae


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Espoma product called Bio-Tone Starter Plus is an all natural plant food that has been enhanced with a superior blend of beneficial bacteria and both Ecto and Endo Mycorrhizae fungi to ensure superior plant growth and help gardeners reduce transplant loss.  It has the ability to stimulate rapid root growth.

According to Jeremy Brunner, Vice President of the Espoma Company, “Over 400 field tests and 30 years of lab trials have proven that the bacteria package in this product helps plants establish faster, promote deeper roots and bigger blooms.  The addition of both types of mycorrhizae will really help gardeners tackle the difficult soil site.  Mycorrhizae have been shown to greatly enhance plant uptake of available nutrients resulting in greater root mass and more efficient use of available nutrients.  The combination of the bacteria and fungi in Bio-Tone Starter Plus give the gardener, working in poor soils particularly new construction, the tools to ensure transplant success.”

When you dig up some shrubs planted by a landscaper, you might notice that rarely have the roots advanced well beyond the original root ball.  When you dig shrubs that have been supplemented with Bio-Tone, you will notice an abundance of new secondary roots, and the primary roots well past the original root ball.  All of the roots are covered in mycorrhizal fungi.

 “Mycorrhizae” literally means fungus-roots.  The colonized root is called a mycorrhiza.  These fungi increase the surface absorbing area of roots 10 to 1000 times.  They increase nutrient uptake and dissolve hard to capture nutrients, such as phosphorous and iron.

If you are in the process now of transplanting your roses or even planting bulbs for spring color, put in some Bio-Tone and watch your plant grow next season.  You’ll be glad of the results.