DYNOMYCO® is the product of thirty years of Israeli research. The species and strains that make up its active ingredients were carefully screened specifically for cannabis. Glomus intraradices and Glomus mosseae, the active ingredients in DYNOMYCO® 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 and water absorption and protect plants against various types of stress. DYNOMYCO® contains an especially vigorous strain of Glomus intraradices that was originally isolated from the harsh conditions of the Israeli Negev desert, along with additional strains of Glomus intraradices and Glomus mosseae from other territories, to ensure quick acclimation to other soil and media types and climates.
The combination of these two species of mycorrhizal fungi provide the following benefits to plants:
- 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
- DYNOMYCO® mycorrhizal inoculants are highly-concentrated. When it comes to mycorrhizae, the cost/benefit of an inoculant is mostly dependent upon product concentration. DYNOMYCO® products contain 900 viable propagules per gram of Glomus intraradices and Glomus mosseae, two endomycorrhizal fungi proven to have a symbiotic relationships with cannabis (see question, “What types of mycorrhizal fungi are in DYNOMYCO®”).
- DYNOMYCO® contains vigorous strains of endomycorrhiza, sourced from the harsh Israeli desert. These fungal strains have evolved to be true survivors, able to adapt and thrive in the most difficult conditions (high salinity, pH levels, droughts, etc.).
- DYNOMYCO® does not contain any ectomycorrhizal fungi, which do not associate with cannabis plants at all! (see question, “What is the difference between endomycorrhizae and ectomycorrhizae”).
- DYNOMYCO® contains only naturally-occurring fungi (non-GMO).
- DYNOMYCO® is based on whole inoculum, i.e. it contains spores, hyphae and root fragments, which support quick plant colonization. These propagules are grown in-vivo (on living plants) to best resemble natural conditions, thus they are more resilient and more tolerant compared to sterile, lab produced spores.
- DYNOMYCO® is produced in-house and not outsourced like many other products on the market. DYNOMYCO® is the result of 30 years of Israeli research, and hundreds of field trials worldwide. We’ve worked with medical cannabis growers in Israel and both medical and recreational growers in the USA to best understand the plant-fungal interaction and to screen which species and strains work best and are most effective.
Endomycorrhizal fungi, otherwise known as arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), physically penetrate the cortical cells of plant roots, thus directly availing the plant with nutrients. Ectomycorrhizal fungi typically do not penetrate the plant root, but rather wrap around the root tips. Endomycorrhizae occur in 90% of all vascular plant species and are especially relevant in the initial stages of plant growth. Ectomycorrhizae are only relevant for 10% of vascular plants, mostly trees and woody plants such as birch, eucalyptus, oak, pine and other hardwood trees and contribute to later plant growth stages in those plants. Ectomycorrhizal fungi do not form symbiotic relationships with cannabis at all, and adding it to your growing operation will not help your plants absorb more nutrients or water!
No! However, we wouldn’t want good product to go to waste. Please be advised of DYNOMYCO®’s recommended application rates (see answer to question above: “When is it good to apply DYNOMYCO® and how much?”), but don’t worry about over-application, as the plant autoregulates its mycorrhization and limits the fungi to the ideal rate.
We recommend asking us before using fungicides together with DYNOMYCO® inoculants. As a rule of thumb, non-systemic fungicides, herbicides and insecticides are generally compatible with DYNOMYCO® inoculants, while many systemic fungicides are incompatible. When drenching soil with fungicide, we recommend doing so at least two weeks prior to inoculation or at least four weeks after planting. To ensure compatibility with other treatments, please check DYNOMYCO®’s Compatibility Tool. When in doubt, our technical staff is always available to help. In general, we recommend not using synthetic pesticides or fungicides – there are lots of natural products that will have the same effect and that are better for both you and your plant’s health. We support organic and natural farming practices, especially when it comes to cannabis which is often provided to medical patients.
Absolutely! We are strong supporters of natural farming practices which are mostly compatible and even complementary with mycorrhizal inoculants such as DYNOMYCO®. DYNOMYCO® is Clean Green Certified and is approved for use in regenerative and sustainable agricultural practices.
Initially, we suggest you add DYNOMYCO® into your growing media and stick to your growing protocol. After you’ve gotten comfortable and are seeing the benefits of using DYNOMYCO® you can begin to change your feeding rates. We’ve seen yield increases with growers who have reduced their P inputs as well as growers who have kept it just the same.
Yes. Since DYNOMYCO® 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.
Yes. See question “Do fertilizer or compost affect applications affect DYNOMYCO®” for a further explanation.