Inoculating Your Cannabis Root Zone

August 07, 2020 2 min read

Inoculating Your Cannabis Root Zone

Building a Robust Foundation with Beneficial Microbes

Roots are literally the foundation on which your cannabis plants grow and the best way to ensure a successful crop is to inoculate the root zone of your plant with beneficial microbes as early as possible – ideally in the seed or cloning stage. These various microbes, when mixed into the soil, form a symbiotic relationship with the plant. Trichoderma, Mycorrhizae, Bacilli and Sea Kelp combined with Humate and dextrose make for a potent root inoculant. 

The Perfect Recipe for Success 

  • Trichoderma is a potent biocontrol agent that helps fight off pathogenic fungi and increases the number of deep roots which helps reduce drought stress. 
  • Bacilli colonize and protect the root systems as they break down organic matter for uptake; chelate phosphorous, iron, zinc, and other minor nutrients, triggering plant growth and the prevention of pathogen infection.
  • Mycorrhiza inhabits a plant’s root zone, increasing its biomass by as much as 50%. allowing roots to absorb nutrients at increased speed and capacity, resulting in healthier plant growth.
  • Sea Kelp helps grow stronger root systems, resulting in more abundant produce and richer foliage. Sea Kelp’s growth hormones, such as Cytokinins, Auxins and Gibberellic Acid, aid in cell division and promoting strong cell walls and crucial plant development throughout the life of the plant.
  • Humics play an important role as chelators, and with soil bioremediation, increases water retention and cation exchange, improving nutrient absorption and, when combined with Sea Kelp’s plant growth hormones, the humic acid amplifies the hormones’ signal promoting greater root mass, faster growth, and improved stress resistance.
  • Finally, by including dextrose in your inoculant, you help feed the beneficial bacteria thus promoting high energy biological activity.

 

Conclusion 

When you combine these essential beneficial microbes and inputs, you are giving your cannabis plants a potent inoculation, helping to produce effective and robust root zones to ensure they will grow to reach their full, maximum potential.

scott doggett
scott doggett



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