Microbiome contains a broad based mix of beneficial micro-organisms that prime your soil for fast response to disease and pathogens. They fix nitrogen, stimulate growth, and improve nutrient and water uptake. A healthy soil microbiome is essential for optimal plant health. Microbiome populates your medium with beneficial microbes to achieve this aim. Species in Microbiome include Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF), Trichoderma, Azospirillum species, Bacillus species, Pseudomonas species, and Streptomyces cellulosae. These micro-organisms form symbiotic and synergistic relationships with your plants root systems, encouraging faster biomass development and healthier plants. Microbiome improves calcium levels, and boosts phosphate and zinc uptake. Microbiome is a pure microbial product containing micro-organisms only and no filler. It requires less to perform than many similar products and it will save you money because of this. This is a highly concentrated performance product. Please feel free to compare usage rates with your current product.
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi: Forms a more efficient secondary root network retrieving water and nutrients for your plant in return for carbon and sugars.
Trichoderma: Fast acting fungi that provide protection against disease, pathogens, parasitic plants, viruses, other pathogenic fungi, and nematodes. Trichoderma activate beneficial fungi and produce enzymes such as chitinase that induce systemic acquired resistance to disease and pathogens.
Azospirillum: These species are the best known growth promoting rhizobacteria. These highly motile bacteria fix nitrogen and produce auxins (enzymes) that alter root morphology by promoting growth of lateral roots and secondary root hairs creating more surface area for nutrient and water uptake.
Bacillus: Produce growth promoting enzymes and proteins, break down nutrients into bio-available form, and produce compounds that are toxic to some insect larvae. Nitrogen is more available in the presence of bacillus species.
Pseudomonas: Makes iron more available through siderophore production , promotes growth, reduces the impact of biotic and abiotic stress, fights off phytopathogens through production of various antibiotic compounds.
Streptomyces: Known for their ability to produce polylene antibiotics, inhibiting pathogens and out-competing pathogens within the root zone.
Seed priming: to pre-colonize seeds add 1/4 of a gram to 1 litre of water. agitate and spray seeds until they are well coated. Use a spray nozzle that will allow up to 300 micron particle through it. No filters between the product and the seeds. Most shop bought spray bottles will be perfect.
Root drench: 1g/10 litres of water. use enough to wet the top 2cm of soil. Agitate throughout use.
Please note chlorine kills micro-organisms. We would always advise never to use tap water without de-chlorinating first. To de-chlorinate water allow to stand for 24 hours beforehand. In living soil systems we recommend use of a reverse osmosis filter or rainwater as your best water options. If that is not possible then de-chlorinated tap water as an absolute minimum requirement.