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Old May 10, 2015   #1
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Default Endo Inoculated Celebrity Tomato

This is six groups of Celebrity tomato plants with 36 plants in each group. From left to right they were inoculated with;

Group one, thehydrosource’s Mycorrhizae Root Fungi Endo Mycorrhiza
Group two, Kelp4less’ Endo Mycorrhizae
Group three, Natural Industries’ Actinovate
Group four, Organic Labs’ Mycostim
Groups five and six, Control, no inoculants
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P.S. Groups four, five and six were sent to Oklahoma for disaster relief.
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Very interesting Dutch. Clear differences!
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Thanks for showing us those effects - and for your generosity in helping others!
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Dutch, the first 2 or 3 groups seem to be a darker green (as well as larger) or is that my imagination?
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Dutch, the first 2 or 3 groups seem to be a darker green (as well as larger) or is that my imagination?
Chris, thanks for the input. Yes they are a darker green and the stems are thicker too. I have some of those potted up for your "food pantry/plant sale". Is that next week?
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great pics! thanks for sharing

fertilizer used?
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great pics! thanks for sharing

fertilizer used?
Thanks TightenUp. Taking pictures is not one of the things that I have been good at.
Miracle-Gro, At a rate of one tablespoon per four gallons of water and bottom watered.
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Dutch, Thanks for posting your photos; that was an interesting experiment!
Also, thank you for your generosity to others!! Darlene
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Closer picture of group one.
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Interesting results Dutch.

Hydrosource Root Fungi Endo Mycorrhizal: Glomus intraradices - 134 spores per gram

Kelp4Less Endo Mycorrhizal: Glomus intraradices, Glomus mosseae, Glomus aggregatum, Glomus etunicatum. Did you ever get a spore count from them? They aren't very good at providing details on some of their products.

Actinovate had a very good showing considering that it isn't a Myco inoculant. I guess that shows off its PGPR benefits.

Mycostim : Glomus Intraradices, Glomus Mosseae, Glomus Aggregatum - 16 propagules per cc. That's nothing compared to other Myco inoculants. Might as well be a Trichoderma only product.

At what point did you start inoculation?
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Thank you for your input Ray. It is much appreciated. Inoculation was done to roots during a transplant when plants were about two and a half inches tall and starting their third set of true leaves. All plants were grown using the cold treatment method (65-68F max temp).
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This is a close up of group six, which was one of the control groups. I think the cold treatment probably helped to contribute to their stoutness too.
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Thank you for your input Ray. It is much appreciated. Inoculation was done to roots during a transplant when plants were about two and a half inches tall and starting their third set of true leaves. All plants were grown using the cold treatment method (65-68F max temp).
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I did something similar this year as you did at potting up. I used VivaRoots!
Premium Endomycorrhizae Mix. (4 species at 220+ propagules/gram) VivaRoots! is repackaged Mycorrhizal Applications MycoApply Micronized Endo.
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Ray how well does VivaRoots work. It is distributed by AgBio Inc which is related to Ag Bio Development which is a Colorado company, located at 9915 Raleigh Street; Westminster; CO; 80031.

· Company Name : Ag Bio Development
· Products and Services : Agricultural Services, Animal Services, Animals Specialty Services, Aquarium Leasing & Maintenance, Aquariums & Supplies Retail, Office Building & Industrial Cleaning Services, Pet Food & Supplies Retail, Pet Shops
· Year of Establish :1993
· Employees :1
http://us-co.bizdirlib.com/node/182302

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Ray how well does VivaRoots work. It is distributed by AgBio Inc which is related to Ag Bio Development which is a Colorado company, located at 9915 Raleigh Street; Westminster; CO; 80031.

· Company Name : Ag Bio Development
· Products and Services : Agricultural Services, Animal Services, Animals Specialty Services, Aquarium Leasing & Maintenance, Aquariums & Supplies Retail, Office Building & Industrial Cleaning Services, Pet Food & Supplies Retail, Pet Shops
· Year of Establish :1993
· Employees :1
http://us-co.bizdirlib.com/node/182302

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This is my first time using it, I'm confident in the product since i know who produced it. I inoculated my peppers last month and my tomatoes I started potting up only a week ago. I finished potting up the last 5 extras only last night. Everything is doing fantastic and will be ready to plant out as early as next weekend depending on the weather forecast.

Ag Bio is a re-seller of the MycoApply line for Ag and VivaGrow is their consumer retail arm. Their ebay store is the best place to buy it. 8 oz. only cost me $16.79 w/ free shipping. Good price for
a very high 4 species propagule count.
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