Bio-Plex Mycorrhizal Fungi are formulated in three (3) versatile and convenient formulations, Granular, Water Soluble and Tablets. They all contain mycorrhizal fungi and bacteria that colonize plant roots and extend the root system into the surrounding soil greatly increasing the absorptive surface area of the root systems, forming an essential link between plant, soil, water and nutrients. To help maintain longterm spore viability, Bio-Plex root biostimulant is incorporated in the formulations. Inoculated plants reflect improved nutrient and water uptake, greater natural disease resistance and superior field performance. Bio-Plex Mycorrhizal formulations can be effectively stored in a cool, dry area for up to 24 months.
BIO-PLEX Granular Mycorrhizal Inoculant
BIO-PLEX Granular Mycorrhizal Inoculant contains 12 carefully selected Endo & Ectomycorrhizal
fungi well suited for a variety of soils, climates & plants. Contains a bio-stimulant activator and feeder substrate for
a successful, easy "one-step" inoculation. Increases plant survival in undesirable planting conditions & sites. Can be
effectively utilized by growers incorporated in soil midia, field plantings - banded or incorporated with rototiller.
Bareroot dip is always a great opportunity to inoculate roots. Mycorrhizal, combined with 4 fl. oz. Bio-Plex Technical
Concentrate, 1/2 oz. Polymer Gel per gallon makes for a "great combination" to dramatically decrease plant loss.
Rates: Plant Installations: ¼ to ½ per cal. 1" trunk diameter or 1 to 2 Gal. container.
Planting Beds: 10 lb per 1,000 SF bed. Bareroot Dip: 1 lb per 1,000 seedlings or 500 1" bareroot whips.
Seeding & Sodding: Apply 3 lb per 1,000 sq. ft. area and incorporate. Soil: 2-5 lb/per 1-Cu-Yd.
Field Planting: Simply dust planting rows before or after seeds, tubers, bulbs or plants are planted.
BIO-PLEX Water Soluble Mycorrhizal Inoculant
BIO-PLEX Water Soluble MycorrhizaeInoculant contains 13 carefully selected Endo &
Ectomycorrhizal fungi, 2 tricoderma species and 19 bacterial species and all are well suited
for a variety of soils, climates & plants. Designed for the nursery or arborist professional
desiring to apply via soil-injection or root drench in porous soils. Contains a bio-stimulant
activator and humic substrate for long term spore viability.
Each 16 oz. bag contains 1,500,000,000 dry spores, ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus tinctorius,
and 50,000,000 spores of four species of Rhizopogon (cold resistant Mycorrhizal) plus
seven species of Endo Mycorrhiza (VAM), 5,000 species each. Tricoderma, 300,000,000 cfu/
lb, Bacteria, 6,000,000,000 cfu/ lb.
Rates: Deep Root Feed: Mix ½ lb bag per 200 gallons water, soil-inject @ 2 Gal./1" Cal. trunk dia.
Use in combination with low chloride, low salt natural fertilizers.
As Soil Drench: Use ½ lb per 100 gal. water - saturate soils.
Turfgrasses: Existing Greens & Tee, 1 LB per 5-10,000 SF and thoroughly irrigate after application. Fairways,
1 LB per 20,000 SF then thoroughly irrigate.
Bare Soil & Sod: Apply 3 LB per Acre evenly.
BIO-PLEX Mycorrhizal Planting Tablets
BIO-PLEX Mycorrhizal Planting Tablets are manufactured in a convenient, effective 5 gram size
tablet. The 5 gram tablet works equally well for both larger as well as smaller plants. Bio-Plex Mycorrhizal tablets
are formulated with 12 carefully selected Endo & Ectomycorrhizal fungi well suited for a variety of soil types, climates
& plants. Existing plants can be easily inoculated with use of a common "soil sampler" for placement at installation.
Inoculant, Bio-stimulant, Feeder Substrate all in an easy "one-step" tablet. Ideal for established plants.
Rates: Existing Trees & Shrubs: Place into soil, 2-4, 5g tablets per each 1/4" trunk diameter.
New Plantings: 4-6 tablets per each 1 Gallon size container. Bedding Plants, use one 5g tablet per plant.
Plant height ratings - use 2 5g tablets for each vertical 1 ft.
"We were recently consulted regarding some Oak street trees that were showing signs of decline.
I applied two applications of your Transplant Concentrate along with your soluble mycorrhizal soil
and root innoculant in the late summer of 2000. The following spring the results were striking.
The treated trees leafed out faster and exhibited larger and darker leaves than the untreated trees.
We are going to retreat this year while at the same time include the untreated control trees. Thanks
for your assistance and recommendations in this situation." ...Davis Landscape and Arborist
Mycorrhizal... Beneficial Fungi Use, Management Strategies and Benefits
Unnatural conditions such as concrete, asphalt, roadsides, sidewalk cut outs, trenching, drainfields, air pollution,
shopping malls, business districts and suburban developments adversely effect the presence and abundance of mycorrhizal
Artificial landscapes effect the mycorrhizal fungi available in natural settings and, secondly, they increase plant
stress and the need for water, nutrients and soil structure mediated by their below-ground "partners".
New products and knowledge result in increased transplant survival and lower long-term maintenance.
The same extensive network of fungal filaments important to nutrient uptake are also important in water uptake and storage.
Unfortunately, the high levels of water and nutrients and the lack of Mycorrhizal discourage the plant to produce
the extensive root system it will need for successful transplantation. The result are plants poorly adapted to the
eventual outplanted condition that must be weaned from intensive care systems and begin to fend for themselves.
The lack of mycorrhizal fungi on plant root systems is a leading cause of poor plant establishment in a variety of
forest, agricultural, suburban and urban landscapes.
Mycorrhizal fungi are one of the more important groups of soil organisms and play a critical role in nutrient cycling,
meditating plant stress and protecting against pathogens. They are also cornerstones in the ability of plants to
survive transplant shock and fully establish.
Mycorrhizal fungi act as a vast extension of the root system! The result... more mature, marketable plants,
much quicker. Landscape contractors experience more rapid plant establishment.
An electron micrograph of a mycorrhiza on a evergreen seedling. Mycorrhizal fungal filaments radiate into the
soil from the mycorrhiza root tip.
Conifer Left - No Mycorrhizal inoculation. Conifer Right - Inoculation as a bareroot transplant. Mycorrhizal
inoculation benefits are obvious - more mature plant, greater root bio-mass translates into a healthier, more stress
Low quality, compacted soils at new installations are prime candidates for the beneficial use of Mycorrhizal inoculation.
Superior plant establishment, improved drought stress, plus a marked decrease in plant mortality easily offset the minor
investment in inoculant application at transplantation.
Valuable Applications for Mycorrhizal Fungi
Improved plant establishment
Remediate construction damage
Decreases plant stress
Improve transplant survival
Decrease mature tree decline
Bareroot inoculated seedling on right illustrates classic inoculation characteristics - more mature plant, larger root mass.
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