Where and how can I use mycorrhiza? How does mycorrhiza actually work? Does my plant need mycorrhiza? We explain the what and how, so that your plants can thrive.
What are the benefits of a mycorrhiza application?
The symbiosis strongly stimulates root growth. The plant has long flowering periods and has a higher tolerance to diseases, bad weather and soil conditions. Mycorrhizal fungi also improve the soil structure. The aggregation of the soil is increased by their hyphal network. This is particularly important for vegetation with a slope (elevated areas, embankments, roofs) in order to control erosion.
Endomycorrhizal fungi penetrate the roots of herbaceous plants and many deciduous tree species, where they form the structures necessary for symbiosis. Endomycorrhizal fungi are microscopic and invisible to the naked eye. They are also known as arbuscular mycorrhiza.
Many tree species, especially deciduous trees
The ectomycorrhiza is found in many tree species, especially in our conifers. The fungi form a dense network of hyphae around the tree root. Ectomycorrhizal fungi often develop fruiting bodies in autumn: our edible mushrooms, some of which are invisible in the soil, ensure the supply of nutrients to the trees!
Many tree species,
The mycorrhiza is only found in plants of the Ericaceae family. Rhododendrons, azaleas, blueberries, Calluna and Erica are the partners of these fungi.
Plants of the Ericaceae family
Orchids are dependent on a special type of mycorrhiza.
Plant species of the goosefoot family (e.g. turnips, spinach), cruciferous plants (e.g. cabbage species) and sedges are non-mycorrhizal.
Are you unsure as to which mycorrhiza is suitable for your plant?
We would be happy to inform you!
Examples of mycorrhizal APPLICATIONS
Not every soil fungus is suitable for every plant. We have developed suitable mycorrhizal products for various areas of application. These are specially tailored to the type of mycorrhizal application and are available on various substrates (vermiculite, expanded clay, peat, sand) in various grain sizes.
The application rates depend on the size of the plants
and the root ball.
Let us advise you – we are happy to support you!
For optimum development of the symbiosis, INOQ products should be added to the roots of the plants, i.e. directly into the planting hole or by working it into the substrate or the soil surface.