What Is It? How Does It Work?
How Do You Use It? Plants Benefited by it?
Using BioVam Is Like Adding Thousands of
Tiny Extra Roots To Your Plants!
BioVam is a
Mycorrhizal Root and Soil Inoculant, Auxiliary Soil and Plant
Non-Plant Food product.
BioVam's Mycorrhiza fungi develops a
network of microscopic filaments (hyphae) in the soil and when they
come into contact with roots they thread their way between and into
the cells of plant roots. There, an exchange of nutrients takes
place that allows for the survival and growth of both plant and
fungi. The wide dispersion of the fungi filaments (hyphae) in the
soil gives the fungi access to a volume of soil, up to 1,500 %
larger than the roots of the plant. The fungi provide a sustained
flow of nutrients to which a plant would not normally have access
via its root system. The plant in return furnishes nutrients such as
sugars and amino acids to the fungi to support its life and growth.
Treated plants are better nourished and
more resistant to transplant shock and develop increased protection
against environmental stresses including drought, cold, salinity,
and pollution. The relationship between the plant and fungi also
tends to promote health in the host plants. The symbiotic
relationship between plants and Mycorrhiza fungi results in
sustained vitality and vigor of colonized plants and often results
in improved resistance to diseases, higher yields, better flavor,
lower spoilage rates, and less attraction to destructive insects
This symbiotic relationship allows plants to uptake as much as ten
times more nutrients than their roots alone.
Note: Mycorrhiza is particularly sensitive
to phosphate fertilizers and certain fungicides (see our nutrient
levels and precautions information in our ?How to Apply? brochure.)
Once plants are responding to Mycorrhiza we recommend that an
application of Biosol Forte 7-2-1 (or an appropriate fertilizer*) be
applied to the ground around your plants. This is an excellent
fertilizer that provides organic material for soil microbes as well
as low levels of nutrients that the Mycorrhiza can feed to your
It is not natural for most plants to exist
without the assistance of Mycorrhizae in their root system and their
absence forces the grower to continually "feed" plants. This
is a needless waste of time and money, and over application of
artificial "miracle" fertilizers will eventually destroy the
biological health of the soil.
Periodic or annual re-application of BioVam
and Biosol Forte 7-2-1 (or an appropriate fertilizer*) is highly
recommended to maintain peak performance of your plants and grass,
and to replenish needed micronutrients and Organics that the
Mycorrhiza and microbes need in order to feed your plants.
It is highly probable that use of BioVam
will achieve significantly reduced expenditures on fungicides,
pesticides and use of fertilizer. Cottonseed meal, Gypsum, Planters
2, or Rock Dust products can also be applied to plants treated with
BioVam to enhance and replenish soil nutrients.
BioVam Mycorrhiza is not seasonally or
weather dependent or limited in application or usage - apply
anytime: Spring, Summer or Fall on non-frozen soils. Apply
even in winter if your local area remains mild in that season.
BioVam begins working upon root contact.
BioVam Mycorrhiza enhances plant root
development, vitality, vigor, growth, and quality through improved
organic methods - and aids in creating healthy soil conditions.
Biosol Forte 7-2-1 is a rich, complex slow
release natural organic fertilizer with micronutrients, highly
suited and needed for sustaining the Mycorrhizal process.
We guarantee the viability, quality and
packaged quantity of our products. It is highly probable that
superior responses in plant growth, health and yield will occur from
Due to the variability of soils and
conditions found in various locations and their affects on plant and
soil responsiveness to our products, we cannot guarantee all these
benefits will occur in all locations and situations.
BioVam's viability is guaranteed for two
years from date of shipping from the manufacture, Mike Brock.
* Appropriate types of Fertilizers: Note:
Use of BioVam Mycorrhiza requires that fertilizers have low soluble
phosphorus levels. Phosphorous levels < or = 2% by weight are safe
to use. Higher levels of free phosphorus are detrimental to the
beneficial Mycorrhiza fungi. Examples of appropriate
fertilizers: *Biosol Forte 7-2-1, *Ringers All Natural 10-2-6,
*Milorganite 6-2-0, *Cottonseed Meal 6-2-1, *Planters II trace
Partial list of plants benefited by BioVam
Mycorrhiza: Acacia, Agapanthus, Alder, Alfalfa, All Bulbs, All
Citrus, All Grapes, All Maples, All Melons, All Palms, All Squash,
Almond, Apple, Apricot, Artichoke, Ash, Asparagus, Avocado, Bamboo,
Banana, Basil, Bayberry, Bean, Begonia, Black Locust, Blackberry,
Box Elder, Boxwood, Burning Bush, Cacao, Cactus, Camellia, Carrot,
Cassava, Ceanothus, Cedar, Celery, Cherry, Chrysanthemum, Clover,
Coconut, Coffee, Coral Tree, Corn, Cotton, Cottonwood, Cucumber,
Currant, Cypress, Dogwood, Eggplant, Elm, Euonymus, Fern, Fescus,
Fig, Forsythia, Fountain Grass, Fuschia, Gardenia, Garlic, Geranium,
Grass, Hibiscus, Holly, Impatiens, Jojoba, Juniper, Kiwi, Leek,
Lettuce, Lily, Magnolia, Mahogany, Mahonia, Mango, Marigold,
Mesquite, Millet, Morning Glory, Nasturtium, Okra, Olive, Onion,
Pacific Yew, Pampas Grass, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Paw Paw, Pea,
Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pecan, Pepper, Pistachio, Pittosporum, Plum,
Poinsettia, Potato, Raphiolepis, Raspberry, Redwood, Rice, Rose,
Russian Olive, Ryegrass, Sagebrush, Sourwood, Soybean, Strawberry,
Sudan Grass, Sugar Cane, Sumac, Sunflower, Sweet Gum, Sweet Potato,
Sycamore, Tea, Tobacco, Tomato, Walnut, Wheat, Yam, Yellow Poplar,
and Yucca. (partial list).
Note: Plants in the following families do
not respond to this type of Mycorrhizae, but they do benefit from
the bacteria in BioVam: Beet, Birch, Cabbage, Carnation, Eucalyptus,
Heath, Mustard, Pine, Oak, Orchid, Rush, Protea, Sedge, and Spinach.
Mycorrhizal fungi can be endo (within the
root and cells), or ecto (on the outside of the root and cells).
BioVam contains Endomycorrhizae and Ectomycorrhizae.
citrus, melons, onions, peppers, squash, Tomatoes, and most flowers
are extremely responsive to BioVam?s Mycorrhiza. BioVam works
best when applied to the roots of seedlings or new transplants.