Through years of research on active ingredients, Premier Tech has developed products with an optimal combination of Biofungicide (Bacillus pumilus) and Mycorrhizae (Glomus intraradices). PRO-MIX Biofungicide + Mycorrhizae is a line of growing media products that includes active ingredients protecting plant root from harmful pathogens and enhance plant growth.
Basically, the bacillus is a natural bacterium that suppresses the pathogens Fusarium, Pythium and Rhizoctonia that cause plant root disease, crown rot, and seedling rot disease. The bacillus works in two modes of action: at the beginning, it colonizes the root system and grows on the roots. It helps to produce a physical barrier that prevents the pathogens from growing into the root system. Then, it produces a natural antibiotic which helps to suppress these organisms as well.
Mycorrhizae is a beneficial fungus that forms a symbiotic relationship between natural fungi and plants. The fungus colonizes the root system of plants, living off the nutrients, sugars and carbohydrates that are exuded by the plant to feed itself. Then, the fungus will grow out past the root system, into surrounding soil or soilless media environment where the plant roots are not present, to access water and nutrients to transfer them to the plant.