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NOW BIOGROW ENDO PLUS IS EVEN BETTER! It now has 50% more Mycorrhizal Fungi than before! Mycorrhizae literally means “Fungus Foot” and Endo means “Within”.
The Endo or Abuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi grows within the roots and pushes hyphae out into the soil. Hyphae are much thinner than even root hairs and are able to penetrate the tiniest pores in the soil. A thimbleful of healthy inoculated soil can contain miles of these fungal hyphae.
The interaction between the soil, the plant, and the fungus is extraordinary, in exchange for sugars from the host plant. The fungi produce chemicals and enzymes which modify the soil structure and chemistry.
The excretions by the fungi not only form aggregates or soil crumbs, but also unlock tightly bound nutrients such as phosphorous, and transport these nutrients back to the plant via the vast network of hyphae in the soil.
The Mycorrhizal fungi need the sugars produced by the plants leaves through photosynthesis, so they have evolved to help the plant in every conceivable way. Not only does this synergistic relationship result in a better soil structure and greatly expand a plants access to soil nutrients and water, the process goes a step further!
The Endo Mycorrhizal fungi need a healthy plant so they also are able to wage chemical warfare against disease and pathenogenic activity. The fungi actually release powerful antibiotics to protect the host plant and its root systems from disease, such as fusarium, phythium, phytophthora, rhizoctonia. See complete results of our tests for Mycorrhizal Colonization on our “HOW TO DO STUFF IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH II” DVD.
Not all mycorrhizal fungi have the same capacities and tolerances. Some are better at imparting drought resistance while others may be more effective in protecting against pathogens or have more tolerance to soil pH or temperature extremes. Because of the wide variety of soil, climatic, and biotic conditions characterizing man made environments, it is improbable that a single mycorrhizal fungus could benefit all hosts and adapt to all conditions. For example, the types and activities of mycorrhizal fungi associated with young plants may be quite different from those associated with mature plants. Likewise, mycorhizal fungi needed to help seedlings establish themselves may differ from those which sustain productivity over the season. The diversity of mycorrhizal fungi formed by a given plant may increase its ability to occupy diverse below ground niches and survive a range of chemical and physical conditions.
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