Make your soil more fertile with natural symbiotic processes.
Bio stimulants with mycorrhizal fungi (mycorrhizae) for plants. They increase stress tolerance, prevent radical diseases, optimize the use of organic fertilizers, increase antioxidants in the products of the agri-food chain, reclaim the soils, indicated in the “tiredness” of the land.
WHAT DOES MYCORRIZA MEAN?
First, let’s start by explaining the meaning of this word. The term mycorrhiza is the symbiotic link between a plant and a fungus called mycorrhizal. Etymologically it comes from the Greek: “mycos” means mushroom and “rhiza”, root or the mushroom that binds to the root.
WHAT ARE MYCORRIZES?
Mycorrhizae are a process of symbiotic formation, which occurs between the primary element of the fungus, called mycelium, and the root of a plant inside the rhizosphere, or the area of the soil surrounding the plant itself.
This process, part of the concept of symbiotic agriculture, allows a relationship of mutual benefit with an exchange of energy substances in favour of the mushroom and of nutritional and beneficial elements for the benefit of the plant.
HOW MANY TYPES OF MYCORRIZES ARE THERE?
Mycorrhizae are divided into three main types:
The filamentous mass of the fungus (ifa) pushes deep until it reaches the cells of the cortex.
The filamentous mass of the fungus (ifa) remains on the surface, forming a layer of mycelium (set of hyphae) around the roots. A typical example of this symbiotic phenomenon is the truffle. In fact, although it finds its natural habitat inside the soil, it does not reach the root of the plant.
When the filamentous mass (ifa), it is able to penetrate even the thickness of the root itself, remaining in the intercellular spaces.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A MICORRIZED PLANT?
Thanks to mycorrhization, there is a significant increase in the root system of the plant (both real and supplementary). As a result, this brings frequent advantages and benefits:
1) Increase in water absorption and storage capacity;
2) High absorption of nutrients already present in the soil or added ones;
3) Greater stress tolerance: such as transplant, drought, thermal, etc;
4) Preventive induction of self-defence present in plants;
5) Restoration of the microbial biodiversity of the soil, an integral part of fertility;
The creation of this particular microenvironment that is created in the rhizosphere generates an activity of antagonism by removing space from the radical pathogens that allows the plant better health.
The use of commercial formulations based on mycorrhizal fungi allows further advantages. By themselves, these commercial products have zero residual and environmental impact.