AG-USA



Conquer Nature By Cooperating With It
 

Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Do I need to apply MycorrPlus each year?
A: It is beneficial to put out at least 32 ounces of MycorrPlus-A (formerly called GroPal Balance) each year to help transform the soil. A 64 ounce application helps to accelerate the process.

Q: Do I need to apply MycorrPlus after every cutting of hay?
A: That is up to you.  If you want to really boost yields, an additional 32 ounces of MycorrPlus-A may be applied immediately after each cutting. Another option is to apply two quarts of MycorrPlus-F foliar. Wait long enough after the cutting to have enough leaf to receive the application, usually 7 to 14 days.

Q: I have almost no top soil.  Will MycorrPlus help?
A: Even the poorest soils contain good amounts of calcium, phosphorus and potassium, though they may not be available to the plant. Apply 1 to 2 quarts of MycorrPlus-A or O per acre to help initiate soil building. The bacterial action is what is needed to highly structure the soil and initiate soil building.

Q: Which forms of nitrogen are the most compatible with MycorrPlus?
A: 28% and 32% are the two forms of nitrogen that may be mixed with MycorrPlus. Pour your MycorrPlus into the tank first, add any water that is needed, then add in the nitrogen.

Q: Can I afford MycorrPlus.
A: Good news!  We have an application for every budget.

Q: Which microbes does MycorrPlus have?
A: MycorrPlus has 4 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, more than 70 aerobic bacillus strains. However, MycorrPlus isn't a biological. It is a bio-stimulant. It is a wonderful food source that gets our great biological package established in the soil.

Q: My ground is dry. Can I still apply MycorrPlus?
A: When the ground is dry, it is best to try to apply MycorrPlus just before a rain. Use at least a 20 gal./acre tank mix to supply enough water to carry MycorrPlus down out of direct sunlight. If it might be a week or more before a rain, it is best to apply a 40+ gallon tank mix per acre.

Another option is to disk in your MycorrPlus. Disking 1 to 2 inches deep is optimal.

Q: My containers of MycorrPlus seem to be bloating. What should I do?
A: MycorrPlus is alive with beneficial bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi. Because of this, and especially in warmer storage conditions, it is best to loosen the lid and allow gas to vent. Failure to do so might result in the pressurization.

Q: How quickly will MycorrPlus begin working?
A: MycorrPlus needs two things to activate it. It needs 1.1" or more of moisture and as little as 1/20th of an inch of rain to carry it down into the soil. The moisture gives the bacteria what they need to proliferate.

MycorrPlus also needs a soil temperature of 40 to 45 degrees F for proper activation. Once activated, it goes to work immediately to improve soil tilth and increase the soil's ability to hold moisture. Within as little as a month you might notice that rain soaks in better, and within a few months the results can be quite remarkable.

Q: When is the best time to apply MycorrPlus?
A: Spring, summer, fall or winter (as long as the soil is permiable). Get it on as soon as possible so that it can get started in transforming your soil. Our Application Guideline sheet will tell you more.

Q: Once I apply a herbicide, pesticide, fungicide or insecticide, how long should I wait before I can make an application of MycorrPlus?
A: Three days, unless it has rained after the chemical application, in which case it is best to wait at least 2 days.

Q: How is it best used with anhydrous ammonia?
A: Anhydrous ammonia is especially hard on the soil. Wait 2 or more weeks after putting on anhydrous before putting on 1 to 2 quarts of MycorrPlus.

Q: There are rock-like crystals in the bottom of the jug. What should I do?
A: It is not unusual to find crystals in the bottom of the jug. MycorrPlus is a super concentrated liquid, and over time or if it is exposed to cold temperatures, some mineral (mostly magnesium chloride and potassium chloride) will fall out of solution and solidify as crystals.
If this happens, you can usually just dump them right in the spray tank and they will re-dissolve back into solution. Another option is to just throw them out on the field, yard or garden.

Q: What if MycorrPlus doesn't work?
A: If MycorrPlus doesn't seem to work, please use the following to troubleshoot the problem:

·        Did the person assigned to apply/use the product do so? We had one instance of the owner assigning an employee the job of applying our product.  The owner complained our product didn’t work! We found the product still sitting in the storage shed. It had not been applied by the employee.

·        Did they apply the product correctly? If our application guidelines are followed, it all but insures that MycorrPlus will work correctly.

·        Were any other products added after applying MycorrPlus? Our instructions say that most all other products should not be added in to the same tank mix with MycorrPlus. They will reduce its effectiveness. If approved products are being mixed into the tank, please be sure to follow the procedure for doing so as outlined in the instructions.

·        Have you given MycorrPlus adequate time to work? As mentioned above, MycorrPlus works by transforming the soil. This is a work that takes some time before results become evident. The good news is, MycorrPlus has the potential to continue improving the soil year by year, so that better and better results are seen. A farmer in Oregon has used Soil Balance for 8 years. His organic matter was at 0.4%, but it has increased by 0.5% each year, so that after 8 years it has reached 4.7%!  Give MycorrPlus some time, and you will LOVE the results!

·        Was MycorrPlus properly stored? It should not be stored in the sun or in temperatures above 100 degrees, or in temperatures below 0. Freezing temperatures will not hurt our bacteria, but they might cause minerals to fall out of solution.

·        What product(s) have you used for weed and/or insect control previously? We had a grower with so much carry-over from the chemical he used previously that it appeared no MycorrPlus had been applied.  He had to apply extra MycorrPlus to overcome the carry-over of chemicals, but after doing so he had an excellent harvest with yield exceeding any previous years.