BioRoote Beneficial fungi to help plants harvest nutrients and resist stress.

Mycorrhizae are specific beneficial fungi that develop a symbiotic relationship with plants. Intensive farming has depleted much of the biology of agricultural soils, including mycorrhizae. When they co-exist, mycorrhizae make a significant difference to a plant’s ability to use soil nutrients. They do this by forming a living web in and around the roots which acts as root extensions, bringing nutrients back to the plant. In effect, they extend the root mass many times over.

While the vast majority (>90%) of plants can form a connection with a mycorrhizal fungi, it is often difficult to optimise this in cultivation for a number of reasons. Firstly, we often sterilise soil (chemically and by heat) to kill off unwanted pests, pathogens and weeds. These treatments also kill mycorrhizae. Other practises that will kill or damage mycorrhizae include seed sterilisation, fungicide application, ploughing, rotation, excessive fertiliser application and anaerobic waterlogged soils. After such events, we recommend reseeding the soil/growing media with BioRoote to allow new mycorrhizal connections to form.

BioRoote is approved for use in organic cultivation by the Organic Farmers and Growers Association.

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