With the increasing reduction in options to control common plant pests and diseases it has never been more necessary to grow stronger, more robust and vigorous plants. Stronger plants can also recover from problems more readily whilst biological or chemical control measures take effect. Nurseries now use a wide range of more natural plant protection products such as compost teas, beneficial insects and fungi and natural plant stimulants. RGP is another valuable plant stimulant that is easy to apply and especially useful for field grown plants and high value pot grown woody ornamentals and specimen plants.
PlantWorks R&D department are exploring other tangible benefits mycorrhizal fungi can confer to plants grown in UK Nurseries and are currently actively looking for nurseries wishing to conduct reduced fertiliser rate plant trials. If you would like to be involved in this please contact us.