Farmers, gardeners, and growers use fertilizers and additives regularly to enhance the quality of their plants. Mycorrhizal inoculants are beneficial fungi that provide a mutually beneficial relationship with the plant’s roots to enhance the growth of nearly 90% of plant types, including vegetables, fruits, and cannabis. Plants can grow faster and benefit from a healthy relationship with certain beneficial fungi.
What is Mycorrhizal Fungi?
Mycorrhizae fungi are a type of beneficial fungus that forms a symbiotic relationship with plants. Mycorrhizae are microscopic filaments called hyphae that live in plant roots and are the vegetative part of the fungus, which is called mycelium. The root system and hyphae are where the fungus will attach and then expand into the soil surrounding the root system. This vast network of connecting filaments acts like a second root system that benefits plants.
This relationship with mycorrhizae inoculants and cannabis can result in higher yields when growing cannabis due to the mycorrhizae expanding root system. Plants and mycorrhizae help each other as the mycorrhizae help the nutrients in the soil to attach to the plant’s roots. Oftentimes, soil particles with nutrients are so tiny and microscopic and must be in direct contact with the roots to really provide benefit. The microscopic hyphae can fill in tiny spaces with increased surface area coverage to allow more access to nutrients.
Mycorrhizal Fungi for Cannabis
Mycorrhizal fungi can be beneficial for both hemp and cannabis. When fungal hyphae attach to the cannabis plant’s roots, they can effectively triple the plant’s root mass. This allows the plant to access significantly more nutrients and minerals than it would be able to without the mycorrhizal inoculant. A larger root system provides a much bigger, robust plant that produces bigger yields.
The greatest success with mycorrhizal inoculant occurs with live spores blended with earthworm castings. Growers can then apply the mycorrhizae and castings directly to the root system every time the plant is repotted. This mixture can also be blended into the topsoil layer and added directly to the planting hole. The spores provide the most benefit when they come into direct contact of the cannabis plant’s roots.
Types of Mycorrhizal Fungi
Types of mycorrhizal fungi include Ectomycorrhizal fungi, which is most often found with trees, and Endomycorrhizal fungi, which is associated with most plants and is the most common type. Supplementing your soils by adding these mycorrhizal inoculants when transplanting trees or plants can help if your soil is deficient in this type of biology. high-quality mycorrhizal inoculants are essential to delivering satisfactory results.
DYNOMYCO Mycorrhizal Inoculants
One of the most popular brands of mycorrhizal inoculants is DYNOMYCO, which delivers a highly concentrated formula that improves micro and macronutrient uptake. The unique fungal strains help to develop robust and beneficial relationships with cannabis plant roots to enhance growth capacity and support high-performance strains.
DYNOMYCO supports effective and safe plant growth, featuring non-GMO, clean products based on 30 years of research that do not cause a harmful impact on the soil. Some benefits of this quality inoculant include increased fertility, resilience, and plant durability under stressful conditions. Other benefits include cost savings with the reduction of expensive fertilizers and water savings in certain conditions, and environmental benefits such as phosphorus and nitrogen cycles, freshwater use, and more. You can learn more about this helpful fungi by asking the experienced horticulturists at RainMakers Supply.
RainMakers Supply is a leading hydroponics growth store serving the Chicagoland area with high-quality equipment and supplies for successful hydroponic growing. We offer knowledgeable customer service and tips for growing healthy, happy plants with the right balance of nutrients, minerals, and inoculants. Stop by the store or contact us to learn more about the many benefits of mycorrhizal inoculants.