The Results are in and Extremely Positive!
As most of you know, our team is constantly testing for new and improved methods in order to maximize production at the highest level. We are very proud of the products we offer, but we don’t rest on our laurels.Therefore, we strive to update you with improved performance strategies.
Some of our first time customers start out using the MycoGold Bio Inoculant seed treatment along with their soil appropriate fertilizer program. While this is an effective and successful “stand alone” input strategy, we have experienced all positive results using an additional carbon source along with MycoGold.
Over the past couple of years, ourselves and a group of MycoGold customers have been testing MycoGold Inoculants along with various additional carbon source inputs. Excellent results were obtained by our customers and us using various carbon sources such as sugar and other carbon rich products that are soluble.Testing included applications in furrow and as a foliar. Carbon provides an additional food source for the microbial organisms contained within MycoGold. Think of it this way. The bio stimulant package in all MycoGold Inoculant product blends are an adequate three course meal for the live organisms. Adding an additional carbon source is like offering a twelve course meal for the critters resulting in better plant growth at the most crucial growth cycles which increases production.
(This as a serious recommendation and a powerful one-two punch combination)
There are multiple carbon source conditioner products available; consult with your local MycoGold representative for guidance. Considering all the different carbon source products tested, we recommend using Complex Bio-Carb for its extended release properties, performance, and overall efficacy. Complex Bio-Carb is available exclusively through MycoGold and may be applied in furrow with or without fertilizer. It can also be applied as foliar along with pesticide.
Multiple application choices ranging from $2.50-$5.00 per acre.
NOTE: Due to improved results, our team of bio-scientist and agronomists have decided to incorporate an additional humic/fulvic acid into our MycoGold seed inoculants. Application rates are the same with the only difference resulting in the removal of graphite from the product. The humic/fulvic addition has a similar lubrication effect that graphite provides. Humic acid is an effective agent to use as a complement to synthetic or organic fertilizers. In many instances, regular humic acid use will reduce the need for fertilization due to the soil’s and plant’s ability to make better use of it. In some occurrences, fertilization can be eliminated entirely if sufficient organic material is present and the soil can become self-sustaining through microbial processes and humus production. This addition will compliment and further fortify MycoGold Bio Inoculant.
Part of what MycoGold Does as a Bio Fertilizer……..
Since a bio-fertilizer is technically living, it can symbiotically associate with plant roots. Involved microorganisms could readily and safely convert complex organic material in simple compounds, so that plants are easily taken up. Microorganism function is in long duration, causing improvement of the soil fertility. It maintains the natural habitat of the soil. It increases crop yield by 20-30%, replaces chemical nitrogen and phosphorus by 25%, and stimulates plant growth. It can also provide protection against drought and some soil-borne diseases.
Biologicals can complement or replace traditional fertilizers and chemicals that help lower the environmental impact of agriculture. These are naturally-occurring solutions, such as microbials, plant extracts, beneficial insects and other organic material that allow farmers to improve crop health and increases productivity. MycoGold is the cutting edge product with the right cocktail of active ingredients that does just that. Give MycoGold a try and see the difference.
Not so much in how produced but what is produced and how much is offered.
First of all, some companies produce mycorrhizae spores and others produce propagules. Spores are cells of mycorhhizae and propagules are actual developed mycorrhizal hyphae/rooots that are divided and separated from the plant. Both are live organisms. Here’s where it gets interesting. While both spores and propagules are effective, we have found that propagules appear to develop and benefit the plant at a faster rate than spores. That said, it is better to use propagules in most agriculture applications where the time from seed to harvest is around 100 days. When applied to perennials, both spores and propagules would be effective but I would opt for propagules given the choice.
Secondly, it amazes me how many commercial mycorrhizal fungi products don’t list the number of spores/propagules within. After all, this is what you are buying. When selecting a mycorrhizal fungi product, don’t look at the total weight of product, look at the number of spores/propagules within.
Good blog. I’ve heard there are differences among companies in how the inoculum is produced. Is there really a difference?
Farmers are getting to know Mycorrhizal Fungi
MycoGold Biological Inoculant featuring Mycorrhizal Fungi increases yields
Morgan, Minnesota MycoGold has introduced its biological inoculant to Midwest farmers at Farm Fest this year. The U.S. Company touts MycoGold as being the “Complete Package” biological arsenal that gives farmers more productivity and improves soil biology. MycoGold is a planter box seed treatment consisting of Micro-Nutrients, Bio-Stimulants, Mycorrhizal Fungi, and crop specific Bacteria all within a talc carrier. The product line offers different crop blends for Soybean, Corn, Sorghum, Wheat, and Specialty crops. “The benefits of biological inoculants are starting to gain traction with U.S farmers and for good reason,” says Scott Parker, director of U.S. operations at MycoGold USA. “We have been farming in Ukraine for the last 20 years where we manage 30,000 acres of mainly soybeans and corn. We are way ahead of the curve when it comes to farming with biological input products as it is more common in Eastern Europe than in the United States. We are very excited to get this in the hands of local farmers. A common complaint that we often hear from farmers, and frankly had ourselves, is that many of these biological products are inconsistent in performance year to year. You may get yield increases one year and a zero the next year. We have experienced these types of results ourselves and have solved this problem with the creation of MycoGold. Our product delivers a positive ROI year after year. We don’t like “break even” products and I believe our sentiments are shared in that regard.”
The company indicates that many of the active ingredients found in MycoGold are sold as “stand alone” ingredients among other bio products available. “This is just one of the many reasons MycoGold performs so well and on a consistent basis,” says Parker, “After years of trial and error with other bio products, we have developed the perfect combination of live organisms that work symbiotically with the plant from germination to harvest that really pays dividends. It’s also worth noting we have reduced our other input costs.” Parker says that MycoGold users receive anywhere from 8% to 25% yield increases over untreated crops depending on conditions. He also noted that they are not just another inoculant company selling products to farmers. They actually use MycoGold on their own farms. Parker states that the mycorrhizal fungus in MycoGold allows farmers to reduce certain fertilizer applications. “It has been well documented that Mycorrhizal fungi has the unique ability to unlock phosphorus and utilize it for uptake in the plant,” Parker says. “As a matter of fact, mycorrhiza is the only fungi classified as a bio-fertilizer which is one of the multiple benefits it provides. Many farmers have never heard of mycorrhizal fungi before and we hope to change that. I encourage them to research the benefits of mycorrhizal fungi as there are over 70,000 independent scientific studies conducted by over 20 colleges and universities. With grain prices where they are, it’s important to get more productivity now than ever before.”
MycoGold Product Crop Blends are available for the 2016 growing season. The company is currently seeking local distribution but products may be acquired through their U.S. headquarters located in Ohio including free freight.
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The simple answer is Yes.
We have an Alfalfa Blend containing specific bacteria for fixing nitrogen, Bio-Stimulants for cycling of nutrients, and beauveria bassiana fungi for soil borne pathogen and insect defense, infective mycorrhizal fungi propagules to increase root biomass for better nutrient and water uptake, along with carefully selected micro nutrients to give it that initial burst in early growth stages. There is no better treatment for your Alfalfa available that gets better and better with each cutting.
Do you have a MycoGold coating for Alfalfa seed?
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