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Testimonials from our customers
I have had dealings with a company named Mycorrhizal Applications Inc. and I can honestly say that there has always been a level of excellent customer service and helpful advice that has never wavered from the first instance I had contact with them from day one. Of course they are much bigger now and no doubt turning into another corporate big boy, but from what I still experience in dealing with them, their personal hands-on touch has never been lost. I had originally made contact with them through references from Mike Evans co-owner of one of my favourite Cal-Native Plant sources called Tree of Life Native Plants Nursery. He told me they had an excellent mycorrhizal mix that he had ever used for Manzanitas which can be touchy for many folks to grow and care for if they are unfamilar to the plants needs. Mycorrhizal Applications Inc’s new website is very flash and sophisticated. Compare it to the simple generic original and you wouldn’t know it was the same site. The owner of the company is Mike Amaranthus and he use to have a Ask Dr Mike feature which has long since been eliminated and I can understand why. They’ve grown tremendously and have taken on a fair amount other employees as his success has required a generous amount of backup in the form of larger staff.
They also now have a great number of distrbutors for which have helped them ease the workload from the company which is based in Grant Pass, Oregon. Incredibly, I have also had great dealings with a couple distributors or affiliates of theirs and found the same personable customer service and advice offerings. So apparently they also did their homework on just who was going to represent them in the global field. One of the things that hasn’t changed and folks should see for themselves is the educational program and simple common illustrations for educating and getting the average person excited about not only a better way or approach to successful gardening, landscaping, agriculture or environmental habitat restoration, but also the ability to reach a persons heart for deep down appreciation of just how things work in nature without alot of Intellect Speak to be boring and yet just enough of the right terminology to show the amount in depth understanding of their own proprietory technologies.
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“Just a note to let you know how pleased we are with your mycorrhiza product. We were having difficulty with our crops of containerized seedlings including symptoms of nitrogen deficiency even though fertility levels were high. In general the integrity of the seedlings were declining. In a controlled experiment with your product, we could see a dramatic difference in the color of the foliage and the health of the seedlings. It was a very visible turn around and the untreated trays continued to deteriorate. Thanks for your product and excellent customer service.”Catherine Stapes – Orono Forest Research Station, Orono Ontario
“I purchased some of your product to conduct a test on Ponderosa pine seedlings. In the past, seedlings have been difficult to grow to an acceptable height due to the short sowing season and root to shoot growth. Lots were split in half with 1/2 of each lot inoculated with your product. The germination was markedly different. The average treated bed count was 10,965 compared to 7,680 for the controls. In addition, the vigor and the height was visibly better in treated beds.”William Morrison – Nursery Manger, California Division of Forestry
“In my position as nursery regeneration specialist, I am very concerned that we produce trees that are capable of surviving and producing exceptional growth in all field conditions. Our experience and independent research has proven that bareroot Loblolly with a larger than average root collar diameter and abundant feeder roots, planted in the proper way, will have excellent survival rate and provide this exceptional growth. In the fall of 1999 we applied Rhizopogon, a mycorrhizal fungus, through our sprayer to several beds of our bareroot nursery in Red Bay, Alabama. Approximately six weeks after applications we hand lifted trees that were inoculated and not inoculated. The differences in feeder root growth were extraordinary. The inoculated trees had significantly more feeder root growth than the trees that were not inoculated. I am totally convinced that the Rhizopogon inoculated trees should be the standards for our production if we are to insure survival and exceptional growth for our customers.”Sincerely,
Tom Starkey PhD