The P ions are readily adsorbed on clay complexes and diffuse slowly in the soil so that a depletion zone quickly develops around the actively absorbing rootlets. Fungal hyphae can explore the soil beyond the depletion zone and transport phosphate back into the root. The phosphate is translocated into the mycelium in the root and is released for use by plants. Further these fungi are known to enhance resistance to diseases and help the host plant to take up moisture more efficiently under moisture stress condition. VAM fungi transports N, K, Ca, Mg along the fungal mycelium in a manner similar to phosphorus.
Viable propagules: 100/g
Infectivity Potential: 80 IP/gm
Application & Dose
- Nursery: In nurseries this should be applied 2-3 cm below the top soil at the time of sowing.
- Existing plant: For existing crops 20-200 gm inoculam is required depending on plant size. Before application crack the topsoil and maintain enough moisture and organic matter.