You thought you understood Mycorrhizae until you read about this…
For millions of years, plants have been in a mutualistic, symbiotic relationship with a group of soil organisms called Mycorrhizal Fungi. Serving as a secondary life support system, these unique fungi live in and around the roots of almost 99% of Earth’s terrestrial plants. By attaching themselves to the roots of a plant, the Mycorrhizae can extend out into the soil, gathering water and nutrients for the host in exchange for the plant’s sugars. Trees, plants and crops with abundant Mycorrhizae colonies are better able to adapt and flourish in harsh and stressful man-made environments.
Besides Mycorrhizae Fungi, there are certain species of beneficial bacteria that support healthy plant growth and help protect them from certain soil-born diseases. These good bacteria are call Tricoderma, Bacillus and Rhizobacteria. These valuable bacteria are common in a forest floor in natural settings. However, in man-made environments, the populations of these species are low or even non-existent. These microbial colonies are measured as CFU’s, colony forming units. Banner Sales And Consulting has access to a specific lab where we can send your soil samples evaluating total number of microbial species as well as the colony size counts within your soils.
To help alleviate this lack of both Mycorrhizae and beneficial bacteria in urban type settings, special cocktails of products have been made containing the endo / ectomycorrhizae and the beneficial bacteria, as well as an array of micronutrients, biostimulants, soil conditioners, super-absorbent gels, amino acids and vitamins & minerals.
Species of mycorrhizal fungi with hyphae that grow only between the cells and over the surface (outside) of the roots, but do not penetrate the plant cell. Benefits conifers, hardwoods and most crops.
Species of mycorrhizae fungi with hyphae that penetrate and live inside the cortical cells of the plant’s root. Benefits turfgrasses, hardwoods, most ornamentals, shrubs, crops, and fruit & nut trees.
(Although peptides are not microbes they must be included in the discussion with these products.) “Plant Stimulating Peptides” contain a great number of potential atoms as an enzyme block chain, able to form strong bonds with the metal. To these bonds, which guarantee the greater stability, is to be added the ability of some side chains of amino acids, forming peptides, to bind the metal through different types of forces, which contribute to further increase the stability of the peptide-metal bond. Thanks to these multiple interactions, the peptides take a 3D dimension, and they organize close to the metal, to form a fence around it and ensuring that the metal atom becomes part of a strong and biologically stable ring structure. The resulting structure, called biochelateTM, improves the solubility and bioavailability of the element, which becomes readily available for plant uptake greatly increasing a plant’s metabolism.
Basics of Microbiology
BIORUSH ORIGINAL 0-0-2
Custom formulated for Banner Sales only! A dry, water soluble root growth stimulant, fully chelated iron micronutrient with nitrogen fixing, phosphorus solubilizing and growth promoting beneficial bacteria The product contains higher % of humic acid extracts, higher % of soluble sea kelp, Yucca, and essential amino acids to “energize” the microbial activity.
Packaging: 8 x 1 lb
Rate: 1 lb / 100 gal water
A dry, water soluble root growth stimulant, fully chelated iron micronutrient with nitrogen fixing, phosphorus solubilizing and growth promoting beneficial bacteria. This product contains humic acid extracts, soluble sea kelp, and essential amino acids to “energize” the microbial activity.
Packaging: 8 x 1 lb
Rate: 1 lb / 100 gal water
DIEHARD BIORUSH ORGANIC 0-0-3
BioRush® Organic 0-0-3 is used as a maintenance product. It is a dry, water-soluble with nitrogen fixing, phosphorus solubilizing and growth promoting beneficial bacteria. It contains 16.47% Humic Acid, 50.258% Yucca, 26% Kelp Extract (Microbial food source), 3 Trichoderma species, 8 Bacillus species, 3 Streptomyces, 3 Pseudomonas species, and 2 Paenibacillus species.
Packaging: 8 x 1 lb
Mainly used as a landscaper’s transplant amendment to inoculate the soil with live beneficial mycorrhizae fungi, which many plants do not have access to. It contains highly selected endo and ecto-mycorrhizae fungi combined with humic acids, Tricoderma, stimulants, beneficial bacteria, soluble sea kelp & yucca plant extracts, to promote rapid root development.
Packaging:(20) 8 oz. bags in a 10 lb box
Rate: 8 oz / 2” caliper
DieHard root reviver
Use as a preparation to inoculate the roots of tree and shrubs when planting. It contains highly selected endo and ectomycorrhizae fungi, offering quick colonization of roots on new transplants, and is combined with humic acids, Trichoderma, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria, soluble sea kelp, yucca plant extracts, amino acids, and vitamins to promote rapid root development.
Packaging: 25 lb. case
Rate: 3 – 6 oz. / hole (2” wide x 10” deep in a 3 ft. grid.)
ECOVAM Ultra GXT SP 2-0-0
Water-soluble powder that utilizes proprietary production processes to deliver multiple solutions for Nursery growers, Arborists and Specialty Agricultural growers. It contains peptides, 6 beneficial bacteria of Bacillus, Trichoderma and endo & ecto Mycorrihzae fungi in a water soluble formula.
Packaging: 1 lb and 5 lb bags
Rate: 8-16oz per 100 gallons
STIMTIDE is a proprietary blend that increases plant energy and strengthens metabolism for more resilient growth in unpredictable conditions. It is rapidly absorbed and has been found to reliably increase chlorophyll content, growth, yield, and fruit quality. It is Beneficial for all crops, landscape and nursery materials.
- Increases growth and yield
- Prepares crops to overcome stress and thrive
- Improves nutrition and enriches the more desirable attributes of crops
PLANT STIMULATING PEPTIDES (PSP):
- This product has a high concentration of PSPs which have been shown to stimulate the natural bioactivity of plants and enhance the effectiveness of other fertilizer products. This product is formulated for quick absorption and within a few hours of application can have a positive impact on the vigor of crops.
- Increases tolerance to and recovery from stresses such as herbicides, temperature, drought, salinity, low light
- Stimulates the plants natural processes and boosts metabolism efficiency to induce yield increases and improved crop quality.
- Facilitates improved nutrient uptake, translocation and use; increases water use efficiency; enhances soil fertility by fostering the development of beneficial micro-organisms.
fertigation or for customized blending. It has been shown to improve the productivity of the plant’s metabolism for healthier, more resilient growth throughout a plant’s life cycle, plus added support for the more delicate phases. It is rapidly absorbed to strengthen cell walls, “prime” plants for future stress, and boost nutrient uptake and use efficiency.
Zcat421 4-0-0 + 2Zn + 1Mn
Dipel Pro DF
Registered for use on a variety of ornamentals, Dipel Pro DF delivers outstanding control of more than 30 species of insects, including tent caterpillar, webworm, bagworm, gypsy moth and tussock moth. Its dry flowable formulation is dust free and easy to measure and mix. DiPel Pro DF is biodegradable and has minimal effect on humans, non-target animals or the environment. DiPel DF is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in organic production.
Active Ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki
Packaging: 1 lb bag
Rate: .25 -2 lb / acre or 100 gal