Active F is an effective, fungal food, amendment for mid to late successional plants like some row crops, ground cover, berries, shrubs, fruit trees and evergreens where slightly acidic environment are preferred by the particular varieties of plants.
General Information on Fungi:
Fungi are comprised of microscopic cells that grow in long threads called hyphae. Fungal hyphae bind soil particles into macro-aggregates which increase the soil’s ability to absorb and retain water. Fungi also play an important role in the breaking down of organic matter into useful forms and assists in nutrient retention and disease suppression.
Mycorrhizal fungi colonize the roots of most plant species, forming a mutually beneficial relationship that has a significant role in nutrient uptake and protects against root feeding nematodes and pathogens. Mycorrhizal fungi are especially important in supplying plant available phosphorus. Many studies have documented a decrease in mycorrhizal colonization when soluble phosphorus levels are high, usually as a result of excessive use of inorganic fertilizers.
We recommend adding 16 oz of (pre-diluted) fish hydrolysate as additional food and if the plants need a nitrogen boost.