About Mycorrhizae & Mycorrhizal Applications, Inc.
Who We Are
The vision for Mycorrhizal Applications, Inc.
Dr. Michael Amaranthus
|Our Goal||Leading health and renewal efforts in soil biology.|
|Our Passion||Empowering land owners to function sustainably.|
|In a World||Betting on genetic modification and synthetic chemicals.|
|We Bet||On the living soil, positive economics and good people.|
|We Keep||It real. Real quality, Real values. Real results.|
|We Understand||That individual responsibility makes us strong.|
|Our Work Areas||Are consistently fun and earth friendly.|
|Our Clients||Tell friends. Our clients are good people who deserve our best.|
|We Will||Be a company with brains and heart, vision and courage.|
|We Are||Not done. We are proud of being the world’s number 1 supplier of quality, concentrated, diverse, mycorrhizal inoculum. We humbly accept the task of continuing to improve as individuals and a company.|
Thanks for visiting our web site! Let me introduce you to what mycorrhizae do, our company, and our range of quality services and products.
What Mycorrhizae Do
Many experts predict that by the year 2050, the world’s population will swell to nine billion. To meet demand, our food and fiber production will have to increase. It is critical to get more nutrients and water to more plants than ever before.
Here at Mycorrhizal (my-core-rise-ul) Applications, Inc. we are looking for help “below the surface”. We are focusing on a key building block of all plant life- the mycorrhizal root.
It’s not a fertilizer – instead mycorrhizal fungi produce a web of microscopic tentacles that help plant roots absorb soil nutrients and water. And it’s been doing that for over 470 million years.
It was the fortuitous marriage of mycorrhizal fungi and aquatic plants that allowed plants to leave their marine environments and colonize the Earth’s surface. It’s been fundamental to life on Earth as we know it. Ninety percent of plants form the mycorrhizal relationship in undisturbed habitats – the same habitats that fertilize themselves with recycled water and nutrients provided by the fungus.
The fungi work in a symbiotic relationship with the plant root. The fungi receives sugar from the root. In exchange, it absorbs and sends soil nutrients and water back for the plant. When those nutrients andwater are depleted, the fungi simply reaches further into the soil for more.
Mycorrhizal fungi increase the root system several hundred to several thousand times. So instead of having only 20-30 percent of your fertilizer utilized, you can have 80-90 percent of it utilized. They also promote root health, store carbon in soil and glue soil particles together into a healthful porous structure.
The effect of mycorrhizal fungi on plant production has been significant. Numerous University studies show a ten to twenty percent increase in corn, soybeans, wheat, vegetable and fruit yields when farmers combine mycorrhizal fungi with planting. Independent research often has demonstrated much bigger increases in yield. Several of these studies have featured the use of our MycoApply® Mycorrhizal inoculum. We have also demonstrated significant gains in plant survival and growth in a series of restoration, landscape, and nursery applications.
Mycorrhizal Applications, Inc: What We do
Basically, we grow mycorrhizal seeds. These seeds or “spores” are used to produce the next generation of mycorrhizal plants. As roots grow, mycorrhizal spores germinate, and the fungi living with the root become twisted webs of hungry fibers working diligently in the soil.
Products & Application Diversity. We produce the world’s largest selection of commercially available mycorrhizal inoculum. Each week we deliver thousands of pounds to landscapers, farms, nurseries, restoration & erosion control companies, distributors and manufacturers. We have over a dozen different products including powders, gels, granular and liquid forms and regularly produce customized blends for special applications. Customers choose the delivery system that best meets their needs. University testing indicates our MycoApply® products to be the highest quality commercially available.
Research leaders. Mycorrhizal Applications, Inc. provides expert technical and scientific support. We have authored and presented over 100 technical papers and articles and lectured at private and government-hosted seminars around the world. We research, and contribute to, a database of over 70,000 mycorrhizal abstracts and maintain our own research laboratory.
Responsive to your needs. We optimize the benefits of using mycorrhizal inoculum by working with the specific needs and conditions of our customers. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority and is the reason Mycorrhizal Applications, Inc. has become the world’s leader in the production of diverse quality mycorrhiza inoculum.
We Invite you…to try our products and services! Contact us to see how mycorrhizae can help your growing needs! Call us toll free 866-476-7800.