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Importance of the Protozoa and Mycorrhizal Networks

 

The protozoa is an important consumer of bacteria, fungi, and other micro-organisms. High levels are considered parallel to a diverse and active soil microbial community, making them a key indicator of soil health. It's role in nutrient cycling maintains the plants uptake of nutrients through feeding activities which are essential for soil fertility and supporting plant growth. 

 

Mycorrhizal fungi networks combine with protozoa activity which produces a synergistic effect, allowing for the plant to extend it's root system more effectively. The fungi enhances the nutrient uptake concerned with nutrient cycling of the protozoa which:

 

              

 

Several studies have shown that excessive nitrogen fertilization can inhibit the formation and functionality of mycorrhizal networks, while reducing nitrogen application can promote their growth and colonization. 

 

  • Zhang et al. (2018) examined the impact of nitrogen fertilization on mycorrhizal colonization in wheat plants. The researchers observed that excessive nitrogen application inhibited mycorrhizal colonization, leading to reduced nutrient uptake and plant growth. In contrast, reducing nitrogen levels resulted in increased mycorrhizal colonization and improved nutrient acquisition.

 

  • One study conducted by Li et al. (2019) investigated the effects of different nitrogen levels on mycorrhizal colonization in maize plants The researchers found that high nitrogen levels significantly reduced mycorrhizal colonization, while lower nitrogen levels promoted higher colonization rates. This suggests that reducing soil-applied nitrogen can enhance the establishment of mycorrhizal networks.

By reducing soil-applied nitrogen, we can prevent an imbalance in nutrient levels that may inhibit the formation and growth of mycorrhizal networks. Instead, foliar application of AminoA BLAAZT provides a targeted and balanced nutrient supply, including non-toxic amine nitrogen and amino acids.

 

These components act as stimulants for mycorrhizal fungi, promoting their colonization and functionality in the soil. When combined with Protozoa, these networks enable the plant to extend its root system, resulting in improved nutrient uptake, water absorption, and overall plant health.

 

Through the use of AminoA BLAAZT, and avoiding excessive nitrogen fertilisation, farmers can create a more favourable environment to establish symbiotic associations with plant roots. Smith and Reed (2018), demonstrated that the development of mycorrhizal colonisation and functionality can increase rapidly within a few weeks. Highlighting the potential for quick changes in soil microbiology and health.