Myconate products are soil amendments that are proven to help many crops produce better yields.
Based on a naturally occurring signaling compound, Myconate works by stimulating the colonization of plant roots by beneficial microorganisms called mycorrhizal fungi. With more mycorrhizal fungi at work, each plant can draw more nutrients and moisture out of the soil, strengthening plant health.
Increasing growth and colonization of roots
Myconate contains the biologically active isoflavone formononetin, a natural signaling compound that stimulates the recruitment of Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (VAM) fungi to the plant’s root system.
An enhanced mycorrhizal network effectively increases the absorbing surface area of roots and hence the amount of soil available to support the plant. This enables the plant to access and absorb more water, which is especially beneficial under dry conditions. Mycorrhizae also have the ability to extract soil nutrients that the plant cannot normally access, making plants with well-developed mycorrhizal systems more efficient users of fertilizer and enabling these plants to perform better under poorer soil conditions.
Improving water and fertilizer uptake
Myconate works quickly. As soon as roots appear, they are quickly colonized by mycorrhizal fungi, giving the plant a much larger root system that improves water and fertilizer uptake. Plants will be healthier and produce bigger yields.
A simple, safe application
Myconate is safe and easy to apply, and management practices don’t have to be adjusted in any way. Purpose-specific formulations allow Myconate to be applied to seed, to be used in-furrow with starter fertilizers or other materials, or applied to soil in sprays, side-dressings, drenches or through any irrigation system. Any method that gets the Myconate down into the root zone where it can do its job is satisfactory.
Myconate can be applied as a seed treatment either as a fine, dry powder (Myconate HB) for the hopper box or as an aqueous suspension (Myconate AS) for seed coating.
Myconate can be used for seed treatment on a very wide range of agricultural crops including cereals, corn, cotton, soybean, sorghum, sunflower, peanut, field beans and rice.
Myconate can also be used in a broad range of vegetable crops including carrots, lettuce, onion, pepper, tomato, peas, beans and cucurbits.
Soil treatment and in furrow
With Myconate the objective is to treat the soil near the plant’s roots in order to increase the growth and colonization of roots by beneficial vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal (VAM) fungi.
Myconate can be applied in-furrow for rows crops, either alone or in combination with starter fertilizer, and can also be applied as a soil drench, as a transplant dip or through an irrigation system.