Mykos Wettable Powder, Xtreme Gardening 12 oz.
Mykos Is a natural and organic species of beneficial soil fungi that creates a "spoonge-like" mass which collects and stores nutrients and water, increasing th uptake of both by plants. This single species of mycorrhizae contains only Rhizophagus intraradices, formally known as Glomus intraradices. Mycos does not contain any other microbes such as trichoderma or ecto mycorrhizae.
Mykos Wettable Powder is refined to provide an effective inoculant that may be injected through a sprayer, applied in hydroponic reservoirs, and used as a seed or cloning treatment. It is a fast-growing, beneficial fungi that connects many of the beneficial microbes in soil and hydroponic media 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. Greater nutrient availability leads to a bounty of healthier bigger plants and bumper crops.
Inoculation of All New Roots
Healthier Root Development
More Nutrient-Dense Harvests
Mykos is RTI's world record-breaking mycorrhizal inoculant.
Averaging 3000 spores per 50ml sample, Mykos provide both the quality and quantity that plants require for an effective mycorrhizal colonization. Our chosen Glomus intraradices 801 species is considered to be the most aggressive, high yielding strain of mycorrhizae ever produced. Our Mykos are fresh, pure and alive when purchased for your project.
What are Mycorrhizae?
Mycorrhizae are highly beneficial soil fungi which, once applied to plant roots, lives for the life of that particular plant. When mycorrhizae fungi colonize a “host” plant’s root system, they spread out thin fungal filaments called “hyphae” from the root surface into the surrounding soil. These hyphae spread out far beyond the reach of root hairs and access vastly-larger amounts of soil (up to a thousand times more), retrieving otherwise inaccessible stockpiles of nutrients and moisture.
What Benefits Will Mykos Deliver?
Superior Nutrient Management:
Mykos act as the “quarterback” of the soil microbe team and direct the activity of a wide range of beneficial microbes. They barter for nutrients from theses microbes on behalf of the plant. Mykos transport carbohydrates to these microbes and return essential elements back to the plant, in a form that is readily available and quickly absorbed. For example, when a plant specifically requires more “manganese”, Mykos obtain this request and quickly negotiate a supply from its team of microbes.
Plants focus a large percentage of their energy on obtaining nutrients and moisture from the soil. The amount of nutrients and moisture that plants can obtain are limited by two factors:
The size of the root zone
the availability of the nutrients in a form that the plants can ingest immediately.
Mykos relieve plants of both these limits. Mykos assume the root’s job, reaching out well beyond the plant root zone, obtaining nutrients far beyond the plant’s reach and converting them to a form they can use right away. Plants utilizing Mykos have the ability to focus their energy on doing what a plant is meant to do – grow.
Increased Disease and Pest Resistance:
Plants naturally produce defense compounds that suppress diseases and pests. Mykos help to supply many micro-nutrients, such as zinc, that are required to producethese compounds. Inside the plant roots, Mykos produce arbuscules, tiny “tree-like” structures, that contain these compounds that act as natural fungicides. When a bad fungus attacks a root, theses arbuscules release the compounds and kill it right away.
Mykos mycelium (the structures that form vegetative part of the fungus) reach out into the soil in web-like patterns. These webs act as “bioprotection” against many soil-borne pests and diseases, keeping them from infecting the roots.
Increased Drought Resistance/ Water Efficiency:
Increasing demands for water and a reduced or limited supply, are putting pressure on landscape professionals to come up with ways to budget and reduce water usage on their projects. The use of Mykos offers an effective, proven solution.
As mentioned before, plants are limited to their individual root zones for accessing water. In some cases, this is a matter of just a few square feet of soil, especially in road or parking lot medians. Malfunctioning controllers, broken sprinkler heads and unanticipated heat waves can cause devastating effects to your projects. Mykos help to guard against these unfortunate events by delivering a simple solution: extensive
root networking. The huge extended root mass created by Mykos will reach way out and deliver distant water reserve back to the plant.
Improved soil texture:
The long hair-like structures that attach into the plant root, naturally extending it, fill the soil around the plant and produce glomalin, a sticky substance that act like little gobs of chewing gum. The individual particles of sand, silt and clay, along with plant debris and other organic matter stick to these “chewing gum” bits and start to form aggregates, thereby creating soil particles. The space between these particles is oxygen-rich and important for healthy microbial activity.
Decreased Fertilizer needs:
Chemical fertilizers are often over-applied and end up polluting the water because only 20% of them are used by the plant – the remaining 80% end up in our storm drains and leach down into our aquifers. Chemical fertilizers are less expensive in the short term, but must be continuously reapplied and are therefore more expensive in the long-run.
Plants inoculated with Mykos produce super extensive root systems that are able to mine up to 1,000 times more soil mass, allowing access to vastly larger and distant stockpiles of nutrients. As a result, these plants are exceptionally efficient at maximizing the use of available soil nutrients, eliminating the need for high NPK fertilizer. Landscapes inoculated with Mykos require 50 – 75% less fertilizer than those without.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 02 August, 2012.