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BioCoat Pty Ltd was formed in 2010 after establishing a technology sharing arrangement with leading scientific minds in the field to develop an Australian produced range of commercial available Mycorrhizal Fungi inoculates.
Between 2010 and 2018 we have develop a production facility based in Victoria and have fine tuned our production techniques to now be producing the most premium VAM / Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi product available in Australia.
We continue to develop long term partnership with agronomists, consultants, farmers and manufacturers in all aspects of agriculture.
Mycorrhzial fungi are involved with a wide variety of other activities that benefit plant establishment and growth. The same extensive network of fungal filaments important to nutrient uptake is also important in water uptake and storage. In non-irrigated conditions, mycorrhizal plants are under far less drought stress compared to non-mycorrhizal plants.
Mycorrhizal fungi also improve soil structure. Mycorrhizal filaments produce humic compounds and organic “glues” (extracellular polysaccharides) that bind soils into aggregates and improves soil porosity. Soil porosity and soil structure positively influence the growth of plants by promoting aeration, water movement into soil, root growth, and distribution. In sandy or compacted soils the ability of mycorrhizal fungi to promote soil structure may be more important than the seeking out of nutrients.
Undisturbed soils full of beneficial soil organisms including mycorrhizal fungi. Research indicates, however, that many common practices can degrade the mycorrhiza-forming potential of soil. Tillage, fertilization, removal of topsoil, erosion, site preparation, road and home construction, fumigation, invasion of non-native plants, and leaving soils bare are some of the activities that can reduce or eliminate these beneficial soil fungi.
Reintroducing mycorrhizal fungi in areas where they have been depleted can dramatically improve plant establishment and growth.
When high levels of fertilizer and water are provided for non-mycorrhizal plants, they can thrive in this artificial growing media, but they are ill prepared to survive the eventual out planted condition.
The only prerequisite for effective mycorrhizal fungi application is that there is physical contact (or close proximity) between the mycorrhizal inoculant and the plant root.
This leaves open a myriad of options for application, from mixing with seeds, to seed- coating, to blending with soil etc.
The exact method of application will depend almost entirely upon the requirements of the user and their existing processes.
Eucalyptus (endo/ ecto)
Flowers, most Fushia Gardenia Garlic Geranium Ginseng
Grape - raisin Grape - table Grape - wine Grasses
Grass Tree Hardenbergia Hawthorn Hemp
Herbs, all Hibiscus
Juniper Kangaroo Paws Kennedia
Lentil Leschenaultia Lettuce Ligustrum
Lychee MagnoliaMaiden GrassMango Maples, all Marigold Melaleuca Melons, all Millet
Mondo Grass Morning GloryMulberry Myrtaceae MyrtleNasturtium Oats
Peppers, all Persimmon Petunias
Pumpkin Raspberry Redwood
Ryegrass Sagebrush Saltbush
Shallot Snapdragon Sorgham
Starfruit Strawberry Succulents
Sudan Grass SugarCane
Sweet Potato Sycamore
Water Melon Wheat
Campion, catch fly
Hen and chicks