Mycorrhizae. How to use this beneficial fungus Mycosoil® and Mycostar®?

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Mycorrhizae. Mycosoil® and Mycostar®

 

      You already know what mycorrhizae are. There is a lot of scientific information on the web showing the innumerable benefits of this symbiotic association with most cultures ... and now you want to know,

     * What are the commercial mycorrhizas used in agriculture, and what are the ones on the market? Because it is not the same thing to talk about ectomycorrhizal as endomycorrhizal and especially vesiculoarbuscular.

     * How to use them?, The importance of the correct dose, the cultivation techniques and the correct way to mycorhize, but also

    * Is it really important to mycorhize the crops? The benefits of mycorrhization are as good for the plants as they are for the soil, as they help improve the structure and give life to the soil. Soil is not only the support to cultivate, but something alive that will increase its value as it will guarantee sustainable yields. And by means of the contribution of bacteria, mycorrhization will be the substitute for mineral fertilizer, thus the chemicals are doomed to be reduced because of their effect of contamination on the environment.

At Agrogenia we have been using microorganisms for more than 10 years. Our goal is biological fertilization instead of chemical fertilization, because through biological fertilization we can improve water use, increase nutrient absorption and also protect against pathogens by making plants more tolerant to fungal diseases.

We put at your disposal our experience in most agricultural crops (cereals, corn, leguminous plants, olive trees, almond trees, vines, greenhouse crops, extensive horticulture, etc.). Moreover, now, with much greater success when these mycorrhizae are combined with PGPR-promoting bacteria, (you can know more by reading Biofertilization or FullSoil® Technology, and you'll see how you can reduce your mineral fertilizer intake without compromising yields thanks to nitrogen-fixing bacteria, phosphorus solubilizers and potassium mobilisers).

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We can solve all these questions thanks to a long experience in their use.

Unlike other inorganic products, mycorrhizae are living organisms that develop differently depending on climate, soil and crop parameters. Therefore, the use of these products requires a precise knowledge of how microorganisms behave in different biotic and abiotic conditions.

Our experience in agriculture and in the management of microorganisms has made us aware of the circumstances in which mycorrhizae behave adequately and what are the unfavorable circumstances for their development. We have the keys of the appropriate technique that adapts to each culture.

One of the fundamental aspects is to reach an adequate rate of mycorhization, because this rate is what will bring the benefits of the symbiosis. Below this rate, the benefits can not be evaluated. This is achieved by combining the dose and timing of application with culture, as well as agroclimatic parameters (climate and soil characteristics) that will promote mycorrhizal development.

 

At Agrogenia, we have detailed studies on very different cultures;

- Since extensive cultures; cereals in irrigated and non-irrigated zones, corn, cotton, for which the main thing is to obtain a better use of water to increase production, because these are crops that tend to suffer from water stress at a given moment of the cycle.

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At Agrogenia, we have detailed studies on very different cultures;

 

- Since extensive cultures; cereals in irrigated and non-irrigated zones, corn, cotton, for which the main thing is to obtain a better use of water to increase production, because these are crops that tend to suffer from water stress at a given moment of the cycle.

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- to woody crops; olive, almond, citrus, pistachio, vines. In these cases, good crop establishment generally translates into lower plant loss, faster development that allows for early production and a slight resistance to fungal soil diseases.

- Intensive cultures; Horticultural crops in open field or greenhouse, tomato, melon, pepper, etc. Here, the goal is to increase root development so that the plant retains its vigor for most of the cycle to obtain more homogeneous and profitable crops.

   For each of them, we manage the parameters that make the application a success. Because in agronomy, we strive to use microorganisms well by following the applications to document the experiences of our customers.

 

Mycorrhizae and their fungistatic power

Some fungi, when occupying one space, prevent or slow the progress of others. As can be seen in the video below, growth of the fungus hyphae slows down when they come in contact. This means that when a beneficial fungus colonizes a space, it can act as a barrier against others that are not so beneficial (and vice versa).

 

     Microorganisms secrete substances that cause the repulsion of different fungi that will not invade the space.

Watch the video and see what happens at the microscopic level.

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