What is mycorrhiza?
Natural symbiosis between fungi (myco-) and plant roots (-rhiza)
Fungi and plant roots
A love story
400 million years ago, the earliest plant ancestors migrated from sea to soil. Faced with the adaptive pressures of their new environment, they developed symbiotic relationships with helpful fungi. These fungi attached themselves to the plant root systems and extended their reach, enabling mutual access to otherwise unavailable nutrients. Known as mycorrhizae, these root-fungi symbioses comprise the natural networks that form the foundation of fertile, healthy soil.
Today, commercial farmers are feeling the effects of intensive cultivation protocols and climate change on soil health. Mycorrhizal inoculants reunite plants with their original partners in growth, enabling farmers to invest in their yields while protecting their investment through plant stress tolerance and long-term soil fertility.
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