Blue Delta Organics FAQs
What is the Myco-Fusion “System”?
Myco-Fusion is a product set or “system” that is designed to be used TOGETHER to maximize the overall health, growth, and yield of the plants that it is used on. Myco-Fusion consists of three products
MF Green 150 (Endomycorrhizal Inoculant)
MF Rhizo Charge (Humic and Fulvic Acid Soil Conditioner)
MF Bio Jolt (Organic and Natural Bio Stimulant)
The Myco-Fusion products are priced to be aggressive and often sets are sold at lower prices than single dimension products of the competition.
What are mycorrhizal fungi?
Mycorrhiza are microscopic organisms that form a symbiotic relationship with the roots of plants. Mycorrhiza are present on over 92% of the plant families that have been studied on earth. The earliest record of mycorrhizal presence is over 400 million years old.
Mycorrhiza act as the “quarterback” of the root system and have been proven to contribute the following benefits to the plant:
MF increases the yields of fruits and flowers on the plant
MF increases plant growth
MF creates natural antagonists that repel diseases away from the plant
MF increases the overall health of the plant
MF increases fertilizer use efficiency (reduces the amount of fertilizer needed to attain the same growth response in the plant)
MF increases water use efficiency (makes the plant more efficient in using water)
MF increases drought tolerance
MF protects the plant against soil toxicity (such as high salt levels from fertilizer buildup)
MF increases transplant success by reducing shock to the plant
MF adds necessary biology back into depleted soil systems
MF aids in the reclamation of environmentally damaged soil
What are the different types of mycorrhizae?
There are 3 major types of mycorrhizae. They are:
Endo or Arbuscular mycorrhizae (which exist on 85% of the plant families),
Ecto mycorrhizae (which exist on 10% of the plant families (mostly woody plants), and
Ericoid mycorrhizae (which exist on less than 5% of the plant families).
There are several other more obscure forms of mycorrhizae, but they are highly specific and not used from a commercial perspective.
For an overview list (not all inclusive) of which plants benefit from mycorrhizal associations, please refer to the end of these FAQ pages.
Which Myco-Fusion products work with my plants?
The general answer is that Myco-Fusion products are designed to work on most plants. MF Green 150 works on those plants identified as benefiting from Endomycorrhizae. Both Rhizo Charge and Bio Jolt work on ALL plants.
What are the application rates for Myco-Fusion products?
Application rates are detailed on each product label and vary depending on the size of the plant you are applying them to, and the method in which you are using them. Applications can be as simple as for a single house plant, or as complicated as using automated equipment in a commercial setting.
Do I need to use fertilizer with the Myco-Fusion products?
Myco-Fusion products contain proprietary blends of organic bio stimulants that greatly reduce the need for you to add fertilizer. Mycorrhizal fungi are proven to increase fertilizer efficiency. Independent studies show that, when Myco-Fusion is properly applied, growers can reduce fertilizer needs by up to two thirds. If you do choose to use fertilizer, it is important to follow package label information regarding fertilizer use.
Are there fertilizers to avoid when using Myco-Fusion products?
Every fertilizer is required to list three important numbers on its label. They represent N-P-K or Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. The best rule of thumb to use around fertilizers is to try to be “organic”. Organic fertilizers require the plant to “break them down” before they can be absorbed and used. Synthetic or “man-made” fertilizers act much faster, but run the risk of “burning” plants if over-applied. Myco-Fusion products work best when the MIDDLE number representing Phosphorus is less than or equal to 10. When Phosphorus is greater than 10 ppm, it tends to signal to Myco-Fusion’s biology, they are not needed, and thus growers do not see the desired effects.
How does using Myco-Fusion compare to a straight fertilizer regimen?
Myco-Fusion products increase the efficiency of your fertilizer which translates into using less of it. In general, the cost of the Myco-Fusion product set is more than absorbed into the savings achieved by using less water, less fertilizer, and experiencing less plant mortality. Couple the savings with more plant yield, and it is safe to say that it pays to use Myco-Fusion.
Is there a shelf life to Myco-Fusion products?
As long as the storage info on the Myco-Fusion label is followed, mycorrhizae have been shown to survive for many years. Generally, Myco-Fusion products must comply with registration limitations that are dictated in each jurisdiction.
Can Myco-Fusion be run through drip lines?
Both MF Green 150 and MF Rhizo Charge are granular products and do not work in drip lines. However, Bio Jolt can be used as a “tea” component and the extract can be easily run through drip lines.
Can I use “too much” Myco-Fusion?
Unlike fertilizers, Myco-Fusion products are 100% natural and organic and cannot be overused. Myco-Fusion consists of organisms that occur naturally in the environment and the more biology that you add back into the system, the better your plants will respond.
What are the Rhizosphere, the Mycorrhizosphere, and the Hyphasphere?
The Rhizosphere is the narrow region of soil that is directly influenced by root secretions and associated soil microorganisms.
The Mycorrhizosphere is the region around a mycorrhizal fungus in which nutrients released from the fungus increase the microbial population and its activities.
The Hyphasphere refers to the region of soil around roots that are influenced by the presence of mycorrhizae.
Endo (or Arbuscular) Mycorrhizal Plants
*Acacia *Agapanthus *Alder(Endo/Ecto) *Alfalfa *Almond *Apple *Apricot *Artichoke *Ash *Asparagus *Aspen(Endo/Ecto) *Avocado
Bamboo *Banana *Barley *Basil *Bayberry *Beans *Beech *Begonia *Black Cherry *Blackberry *Black Locust *Blue Gramma *Box Elder *Boxwood *Buckeye *All Bulbs *
Cacao *Cactus *Camellia *Carrisa *Carrot *Cassava *Ceanothus *Cedar *Celery *Cherry *Chrysanthemum *Citrus, *Clover *Coconut *Coffee *Coral Tree *Corn *Cotton *Cottonwood (Endo/Ecto) *Cowpea *Crab Tree *Creosote *Cryptomeria *Cucumber *Currant *Cypress
Dogwood *Eggplant *Elm *Eucalyptus (Endo/Ecto) *Euonymus
Fern *Fescue *Fig *Flax *Flowers (most) *Forsythia *Fuchsia
Gardenia *Garlic *Geranium *Grapes, *all Grasses, *Perennials *Green Ash *Guayule *Gum
Hackberry *Hawthorn *Hemp *Herbs, *Hibiscus *Holly *Hostas
Jatropha *Jojoba *Juniper
Leek *Lettuce *Ligustrum *Lily *Locust *Lychee
Mahogany *Magnolia *Mahonia *Mango *Maples, *Marigolds *Melons, *Mesquite *Millet *Mimosa *Morning Glory *Mulberry *Myrtle
Okra *Olive *Onion
Pacific Yew *Palms *Pampas Grass *Passion Fruit *Papaya *Paw Paw *Peas *Peach *Peanut *Pear *Peppers *Pistachio *Persimmon *Pittosporum *Plum *Podocarpus *Poinsettia *Poplar *Potato *Pumpkin
Raspberry *Redwood *Rice *Rose *Rubber *Ryegrass
Sagebrush *Saltbrush *Serviceberry *Sequoia *Shallot *Snapdragon *Sorghum *Sourwood *Soybean *Squash *Star Fruit *Strawberry *Succulents *Sudan Grass *Sugar Cane *Sumac *Sunflower *Sweet Gum *Sweet Potato *Sycamore
Taxus *Tea *Tobacco *Tomato
Violets *Walnut (Endo/Ecto)
Wheat *Willow (Endo/Ecto) *Yam *Yucca
Alder (Endo/Ecto) *Arborvitae *Arctostaphylos *Aspen (Endo/Ecto)
Basswood *Beech *Birch
Chestnut *Chinquapin *Cottonwood (Endo/Ecto)
Hazelnut *Hickory *Hemlock
Walnut (Endo/Ecto) *Willow (Endo/Ecto)
Ericoid Mycorrhizal Plants
Beet *Broccoli *Brussels
Cabbage *Carnation* Cauliflower *Collards
Rush * Rutabaga