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5355 Monterey Frontage Rd.
Gilroy, CA 95020
1-800-784-4769

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What is Mykos Mycorrhizae?

Mykos is a natural and organic species of soil fungi that create a "sponge-like" mass that collects and stores nutrients and water, increasing the uptake of both. This single species mycorrhiza contains only Rhizophagus intraradices. Mykos does not contain any other microbes such as Trichoderma or ectomycorrhizae (which has no known direct effect on any vegetables, fruits, flowers or herbs). 

Mykos helps your garden in many ways:

 

  • More efficient use of water and nutrients

  • Helps plants resist drought

  • Reduces transplant shock

  • More vigorous plant growth

  • Can increase yield

  • Will not burn when used as directed

  • Great for containers, raised beds, and row crops.

 

Mykos is a fast-growing, beneficial fungus that connects many of the beneficial microbes in the soil to host plants. This symbiotic relationship increases the supply of nutrients to plants, increasing the availability of both moisture and most of the fundamental elements required for plant growth. This greater nutrient availability leads to a bounty of more vigorous, bigger plants! 

 

Mykos works fast and creates strong roots in 93% of common plants. Mykos is a single species of endo Mycorrhizal fungi, Rhizophagus intraradices, eliminating any type of root competition. Why Endo mycorrhizae? Because ectomycorrhizae have no known direct effect on any vegetables, fruits, flowers or herbs.

 

Mykos helps new plantings, reducing transplant shock by stimulating root growth and making more nutrients available. Mykos forms hyphae which increase the root mass resulting in more absorption of nutrients and moisture. The fungal network can transport nutrients over large distances and deliver them directly into the root cell. Plants supply Mykos with energy in the form of carbohydrates that are produced during photosynthesis. Individual plants are connected with other plants through this mycorrhizal network and can share nutrients, sugars, and water.

 

Applied to the roots at the time of planting or bored down into the root zone of existing plants, Mykos creates a "sponge-like" mass around the root system helping roots pull up more nutrients and water!

 

Mykos protects your plants against drought, as well as keeps harmful pathogens from making root contact. Mykos can also improve the soil structure both in clay soil and sandy soil. Mykos also helps break down organic compounds and converts them into plant-available plant food. 

What are mycorrhizal propagules? Propagules are an average count of spores, hyphae, & root fragments per gram of granular. The more propagules that are available per gram ultimately decreases the amount of inoculant needed to achieve a successful root colonization. You may ask yourself why root fragments are considered a part of the propagule count. Endo-mycorrhizae forms a symbiosis within the root cell, compared to ectomycorrhizal that just stays external. Endo-mycorrhizae produces spores from within the roots, as well as hyphae, all viable propagules that can colonize your root system upon inoculation.

Click on PDF to read more about the positive effects of mycorrhizal fungi.