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Mycorrhizae at the Service of Your Plants!

Mycorrhizae at the Service of Your Plants 

Knowing the mycorrhizae’s type and quality you use for your plants does make a difference. There are many on the market; however, not all inoculants are equal. And although an inoculant with only one mycorrhizae specie may seem to be limited, research has shown better results with this process, rather than with a mixture of species. It’s easy to explain, in a mix of species, a dominant species takes charge at the expense of the others.

Premier Tech expertise

Premier Tech has integrated mycorrhizal fungi into PRO-MIX growing media products for more than 20 years and offers concentrated mycorrhizal inoculants, in the PRO-MIX brand, which are adapted to different cultural practices.

Premier Tech is the largest commercial producer of endomycorrhizal fungi (strain: Glomus intraradices or Rhizophagus irregularis) in the world! At Premier Tech, we produce our own endomycorrhizae in a controlled environment assuring you the highest quality and performance level.

We use two quality assurance methods to verify that you are receiving a superior endomycorrhizal inoculum. The first is a count of viable spores coming from the concentrated suspension used to make the product. The second is a greenhouse validation test in which plants are inoculated with the recommended amount of product and grown in containers to ensure colonization of plants.

By maintaining these strict rules, we can assure a consistent quality product for every batch. Premier Tech's expertise makes it possible to formulate several active ingredients with multiple concentrations and various product matrices adapted to different cultures and methods of application.

To use PRO-MIX is to ensure:

KNOWLEDGE

More than 35 years of expertise in active ingredients, developing a process for the aseptic production of mycorrhizal fungi in a myco-reactor on an industrial scale.

QUALITY

PRO-MIX superior endomycorrhizae, guaranteed by a quality control that ensures their viability.

CONSISTENCY  

Highest quality control standards of the industry at many key points, which guarantee the performance of active ingredients.

EASE TO USE

A superior formulation of pure endomycorrhizae combined with quality growing media integrated for the practices of producers which are easy to apply at the right time and in the right place (close to the root system or germinating seeds).

DURABILITY

Formulations and mixes that ensure spore survival until use.

Premier Tech Mycorrhizae

From more than 200 species of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF), we selected Glomus intraradices (aka Rhizophagus irregularis) more than 35 years ago since it has shown to be adaptable to several soil types and environmental conditions. It is known to colonize roots quickly and aggressively. It is very effective in bringing water and nutrients to plants. Glomus intraradices is also a good collaborator, a key element for optimal plant development. Over the last three decades, numerous scientific articles have supported these facts.

What are the benefits of mycorrhizae?

  • Colonize rapidly, resulting, among other things, in a faster and more uniform plants’ growth;
  • Improve water and nutrients uptake (particularly phosphorus, copper, zinc, and manganese);
  • Increase plant resistance to environmental stresses such as compaction, salinity and drought;
  • Improve plant survival rate following transplant.

How do mycorrhizae work?

  • These microscopic organisms associate to the plants roots and form a network of hyphae that becomes an extension of the plant root system. This network explores the soil and accesses more nutrients and water, which are then transferred to the plant, in exchange of sugars and vitamins provided by the plant. These live organisms become feeders for the plant.
  • The beneficial alliance between mycorrhizal fungi and the root system accelerates root development and stimulates plant growth.

Watch the following Premier Tech video to observe the movement of water, nutrients and sugars in the mycorrhizal hyphae (filaments) via a microscope.

For more information, contact your Premier Tech Grower Services Representative:

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Ed Bloodnick
Horticulture Director
US-South East

JoAnn Peery
Horticulture Specialist
US-Central, Canada-Central

Lance Lawson
Horticulture Specialist
US-West, Canada-West

     
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Troy Buechel
Horticulture Specialist
US-North East

Susan Parent
Horticulture Specialist
Canada-East, US-New England

Jose Chen Lopez
Horticulture Specialist
Mexico, Latin & South America

PRO-MIX® is a registered trademark of PREMIER HORTICULTURE Ltd.

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