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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are mycorrhizae?
    The associations between roots and fungi are called mycorrhizae. These symbiotic arrangements have been found in about 90% of all land plants, and have been around for approximately 400 million years. Plant roots are hospitable sites for the fungi to anchor and produce their threads (hyphae). The roots provide essential nutrients for the growth of the fungi. In return, the large mass of fungal hyphae acts as a virtual root system for the plants, increasing the amount of water and nutrients that the plant may obtain from the surrounding soil. A plant that forms an association benefiting both the fungus and the plant is a "host." Large numbers of native desert plants are hosts to these fungi and would not survive without them.
  • What are trichoderma?
    Trichoderma are fungi that are present in nearly all soils and other diverse habitats. In soil, they frequently are the most prevalent culturable fungi. Trichoderma significantly suppress the growth of plant pathogenic microorganisms and regulate the rate of plant growth. Recent works have shown that common plant disease such as root rot disease, damping off, wilt, fruit rot and other plant diseases can be controlled by Trichoderma.
  • Are mycorrhizae beneficial with trichoderma?
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  • What is the difference between endomycorrhizae and ectomycorrhizae?
    Ectomycorrhizae and Endomycorrhizae are two types of symbiotic relationships which exist between fungi and the roots of higher plants. Ectomycorrhizae, as the name suggests, do not penetrate deep into the plant (the cortical cells). Endomycorrhiza, on the other hand, tends to penetrate deeper (into the cortical cells).
  • What are beneficial bacteria?
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  • If there are already natural mycorrhizal fungi in the soil, why inoculate?
    It is difficult to obtain data regarding natural mycorrhizal fungi already in the soil without specialized testing to identify relevant species, amounts and ratios, as well as the most beneficial mycorrhizal fungi's location relative to the roots of your plants. Making decisions based on unknowns may cause your plants to miss beneficial developmental opportunities during key times throughout the year, thereby delaying the formation of mycorrhizae with the plant roots. In addition, there is no guarantee that the mycorrhizal fungi in your native soil form symbiotic relationships with your plant species. The fungi in Super Microbes, however, engage in proven symbiotic relationships with our customers' plants and are the best way to guarantee inoculation. The sooner mycorrhizae form, the sooner they start to benefit plants, and as any grower knows, the first days of the plant’s life cycle can be critical to success. Growing necessitates getting plants off to the best start possible. With short life cycles of only a few months, plants need all the help they can get at an early stage so that they can focus on flowering rather than vegetative growth.
  • When will I see the benefits of effective mycorrhizal inoculation?
    Depending on the growing protocol and operation, the results of effective Super Microbes inoculation will likely become apparent within two to six weeks (though we have even seen improvements within just a few days). Visual differences may include faster plant growth, larger flowers, richer plant color, more lush and dark, healthier leaves, more potent scent, bushier looking plants and fewer signs of stress compared to non-inoculated plants. Other beneficial differences between inoculated to non-inoculated plants may include a healthier root system and root structure (noticeable when transplanting), as well as reduced transplant shock.
  • What types of mycorrhizal fungi are in Super Microbes?
    Super Microbes is the product of thirty years of Israeli research on resilient local mycorrhiza. The species and strains that make up its active ingredients were carefully screened specifically for Super Microbes customer needs. Glomus intraradices, the active ingredients in Super Microbes mycorrhizal inoculants, are naturally-occurring arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) that have been identified and well-researched as powerful and effective plant symbionts that enhance nutrient uptake, water absorption and plant resistance to stress. Super Microbes contains an especially vigorous strain of Glomus intraradices that was originally isolated from the harsh conditions of the Israeli Negev desert, to ensure quick acclimation to other soil and media types and climates. The combination of these two mycorrhizal species provide the following benefits: Increased Phosphorus (P) uptake Increased Nitrogen (N) uptake Increased micro-nutrient uptake Improved plant establishment Increased flowering Increased crop yields Drought protection Drought tolerance Healthier root systems Disease suppression Salinity tolerance  
  • What are the key benefits of RootX?
    RootX is formulated by leading scientists and contains a consortium of 16 beneficial microbes specifically for budding plants that helps establish a positive environment within the soil rhizosphere of your plant. Within 2 to 3 weeks of application the mycorrhizal fungi in RootX will colonize the roots of your plant and as a result establish a secondary root system. More Roots = More Buds. Maximize Root Size – Bigger roots result in enhanced water and nutrients uptake Protect from Pathogens – Protects the roots from soil-based pathogens Added Resilience – Improves stress tolerance during transplanting
  • What are the key benefits of BoostX
    BoostX contains a consortium of Beneficial Bacteria, Photosynthetic Bacteria, Lactic Acid Bacteria and Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. It influences the microbial environment in a way that the constructive microorganism becomes dominant. This creates an environment, in which the microorganisms play a positive role in plant growth, plant quality and soil fertility via fermentation. It promotes regenerative microorganisms in the soil that convert organic materials into nutrients that are easily accessible by the plant, resulting in far greater nutrient uptake. Maximize Nutrients Uptake - Increases the uptake by 10x Increase Budding - Induces more budding, resulting in far more yield Improve Soil Fertility - Breaks down organic matter for easy access by the plant
  • Does Super Microbes contain genetically-modified organisms (GMOs)?
    No! Super Microbes contains only naturally-occurring, non-GMO fungi. With over 400 million years of evolution to draw on, natural mycorrhizal fungi are already well-adapted to help 90% of all plant species, without the need for any genetic modification. We’ve selected and screened our strains of fungi to best fit our customers' cultivation needs without any modifications. Super Microbes is as natural as it gets!
  • Can Super Microbes products be used for organic production?
    Yes. They are totally safe for plants and animals. Our products are made with 100% natural components and have not undergone any processing, unlike chemical fertilizers.  
  • Why choose Super Microbes over other mycorrhizae products?
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  • What is Super Microbes’ shelf life?
    Super Microbes has a two-year shelf life at the concentrations stated on the label. After two years, the fungi may begin to degrade. Each product has a “best if used by” date on the packaging.
  • Where is Super Microbes manufactured?
    Super microbes products are researched in Canada and made in India. Distributed in the USA by Indogulf BioAg LLC, Sheridan, Wyoming.
  • How and when should Super Microbes be applied for optimal results?
    To maximize the benefits of mycorrhizae, it is preferable to inoculate near plant roots when planting or transplanting or directly on seeds or in furrows when sowing. Shake the bottle well before use. This feed should be mixed with clean water in a container and mixed thoroughly before applying to the plants. Once opened, store in a cool, dry place. Keep away from children and pets. Do not inhale or ingest. It is important to follow the manufacturer's application rates and recommendations as well as to verify the storage conditions for mycorrhizal inoculants. Otherwise, they will not survive extreme heat or freezing temperatures.  
  • Can I apply Super Microbes any time of the year?
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  • How often should I apply Super Microbes to my plant?
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  • How much Super Microbes should I use with my plants?
    Drop 5g (1 tsp) of Super Microbes evenly into the base of the planting hole, so that the powder is in direct contact with the roots.
  • Can I apply too much inoculum?
    No! However, we don't want good fungi to go to waste. Please note Super Microbes’s recommended application rates. Don’t worry about over-application; each plant autoregulates its mycorrhization and maintains ideal levels of the fungi.
  • When should Super Microbes be reapplied?
    Since mycorrhizae generally survive only as long as their host plants, Super Microbes should be reapplied with every grow cycle. If you are using new growing media, then adding Super Microbes is essential for enriching the new soil with microbial life. If you are planting in reused soil, you will want to inoculate the soil again in order to support the plant's early growth stages with fungi. Super Microbes should be reapplied with each transplantation into larger containers to ensure that the newly formed root tips will also enjoy the benefits of mycorrhizae.
  • Can Super Microbes be applied to established plants with beneficial effects?
    Super Microbes mycorrhizal inoculant must be in direct contact with inoculable roots, which is easier to do during the seeding, cloning, planting and transplanting stages. However, if mature plants show signs of stress, then an application of Super Microbes by root-ball dusting or transplanting into a new pot with inoculated soil can help greatly. An additional way of applying Super Microbes to established plants is to poke 4-5 holes around the plant, making sure that the holes are deep enough to reach the roots (this can vary depending on the size and depth of the pot or soil), and use a funnel to pour Super Microbes into each one of the holes. Make sure Super Microbes gets to the youngest roots, which are at the bottom, as these are softest and easiest for the fungi to penetrate (older roots harden up as they mature, becoming impenetrable).
  • Is Super Microbes compatible with other microbial inoculants?
    Yes. Super Microbes is compatible with all natural fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides. Since Super Microbes boasts such high concentrations of mycorrhizal fungi you won’t need to purchase an inoculant which combines fungi and bacteria. You’ll be able to invest your money in an inoculant with bacteria only and still see incredible results.
  • Where to buy Super Microbes products?
    Our Amazon store is available in Europe: Germany Spain France Italy For business-related concerns, please contact us at biosolutions@indogulfgroup.com Or use our contact form below to get started.
  • Dosage
    Drop 5g (1 tsp) of Super Microbes evenly into the base of the planting hole, so that the powder is in direct contact with the roots.
  • Shelf-life
    Super Microbes has a two-year shelf life at the concentrations stated on the label. After two years, the fungi may begin to degrade. Each product has a “best if used by” date on the packaging.
  • Shop
    Our Amazon store is available in Europe: Germany Spain France Italy For business-related concerns, please contact us at biosolutions@indogulfgroup.com Or use our contact form below to get started.
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