What is Trichoderma Mycorrhiza?
Mycorrhiza is the name given to specialized forms of fungi that grow on plants' roots and spread deep within the soil. The fungal filaments within the soil are an extension of the root system and are far more effective at absorbing water and nutrients than the actual roots.
Over ninety percent of all species of plants in natural areas of the world can enhance plants' performance because of their relationship with mycorrhizal fungi.
These fungi can increase the surface area of the roots capable of absorption, thus improving the plant's ability to gain access to the soil's resources a quite significant amount.
They can also increase the uptake of nutrients and may release into the powerful soil enzymes capable of dissolving nutrients that are more difficult to capture, such as the likes of iron, organic nitrogen and phosphorous, and other soil nutrients that are tightly bound.
The bad news is that these fungi are very slow to colonize. To repopulate areas that have been disrupted by common practices, it may be necessary to reintroduce the fungi to have plant performance dramatically improved.
Trichoderma Mycorrhiza are colonies of fungi mold which begin with a transparent appearance but slowly turn yellowish or white before maturing and darkening to green or grey after it produces spores.
Trichoderma are essential because the molds develop a symbiotic relationship with plant life, growing on their roots while eliminating competing fungi and providing significant benefit to the plant.