You can’t have a healthy plant without healthy roots. But as the invisible backbone of your plants, it can be hard for new cannabis growers to tell what’s going on under the surface. After all, this intricate network exists only beneath the soil; out of sight, and often out of mind.
But there’s one simple step any grower can take to greatly improve plant root heath – for cannabis or many other plants. Add fungus. Specifically, DYNOMYCO® mycorrhizal inoculants.
What is mycorrhizal inoculant?
Mycorrhiza (MYco-RYE-zah) is a type of fungus that forms a symbiotic relationship with plant roots. Mycorrhizal inoculant is a specific type of fungus powder that can be applied to your soil where it colonizes the plant root system. Mycorrhizal inoculation benefits plant development by strengthening the roots, improving nutrient absorption, and defending against plant pathogens. 1 2
Understanding soil health
It’s important to understand the impact of soil health on your cannabis plant. Western-style farming (mass planting of singular crops in a field) treats the soil like a sterile medium through which you pump food, water, and pesticides. But soil is not a sterile medium, and in fact, plants do better when grown in living soil, a soil that contains microbes, bacteria, and other forms of life. Plants interact with these microbes, trading nutrients and creating mutually beneficial relationships that allow the plants to thrive.
But most soil today is severely depleted of nutrients, thanks to decades of harmful farming practices. The topsoil you buy at the store is the same, devoid of microbial life. This, in turn, reduces the nutrients in the soil which decreases plant yield. Adding microbes back into your soil, whether it’s in the ground or in a planter, is one of the best and easiest things you can do for healthier plants. 3
Why use mycorrhizal inoculants?
You feed your plants, give them the right amount of light, and carefully monitor the soil PH. So why do you need fungus?
Firstly, around 80 to 90% of plant species form a symbiotic relationship with mycorrhizal fungi- including cannabis. In a perfect world, mycorrhizae would already be thriving in the soil when you plant. But since this is often not the case, it helps to add it in. 4
Mycorrhiza works especially well with phosphorus, helping plants increase their absorption from the soil. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for cannabis plants, one of the “big three” necessary for growing a healthy plant that produces flowers.
What does mycorrhizal fungus do?
These fungi form large networks through the soil, made of fine, hair-like filaments that interact with the root network of your plants. They collect water and nutrients for the plants and in return, the plant sends back sugar in the form of carbohydrates which feeds the fungus. 5
Your plant’s roots are made to uptake water and nutrients. But plants are not made to exist alone in a pot, and creating a living soil environment is better for the plant than sterile soil.
Mycorrhiza creates an underground network that helps you increase root absorption area, which increases the effectiveness of fertilizer while decreasing the amount of fertilizer needed. It doesn’t eliminate the need to feed your cannabis plant, but it can help your plant increase nutrient absorption, accessing more of the nutrition it needs to flower. Better nutrient absorption means more power to the flower, giving you bigger, hairier, and more potent cannabis buds.
“Plants evolved with mycorrhizal fungi. While you can grow without this fungus, adding it benefits the cannabis plant.” Ari Singer, Director of Sales at DYNOMYCO told The Cannigma. “You can flip to flower faster and it can increase the chemical composition of the plant, with higher cannabinoid and terpene content.”
Why DYNOMYCO Mycorrhizal Inoculant?
DYNOMYCO is eye-catching in bright red dynamite tubes, but these little power sticks are notable for more than just their packaging. DYNOMYCO mycorrhizal inoculant is made of two strains of mycorrhiza, glomus intraradices and glomus mosseae. These strains are a powerful duo; hearty, resilient, and backed by over 30 years of research on medical cultivars in Israel.
They’re also a targeted team. The strain of glomus intraradices that DYNOMYCO uses was isolated in Israel’s Negev desert and chosen for its adaptability and resilience under extreme conditions. These fungi are never genetically modified – DYNOMYCO knows nature did it right the first time.
Best of all, DYNOMYCO products are cost-effective. The best mycorrhizal fungus products are highly concentrated, meaning there are more fungus propagules in the product. The effectiveness of a fungus product is dependent on how concentrated it is – if there are not enough fungi propagules, the mycorrhiza may not be able to create the extensive network needed to support your plants. DYNOMYCO has 900 propagules per gram, more than any other on the market.
DYNOMYCO MykosGreat White Product Concentration900 propagules per gram 300 propagules per gramNot advertised Type of mycorrhiza Glomus intraradices and Glomus mosseaeGlomus intraradice (Rhizophagus intraradices) 15 unnamed types Organic? Yes Yes No Price $32 for 12 oz $36 for 12 oz $55 for 8 oz
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This article was sponsored by DYNOMYCO®, and all scientific references were reviewed by Gianni Del Rosario-Makridis. The Cannigma has not evaluated the products and services mentioned, nor does promotion equal endorsement or recommendation.
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