Biotechnology company from Poland that after 15 years of research and putting into practice, developed an innovative method (vaccine ectomycorrhizal) to protect the environment.
Our work is considered pioneering, since research focuses on Ecto-mycorrhiza, which far outweighs Endo-mycorrhiza.
Ecto-mycorrhizal vaccine blend with bacteria, (mostly antagonistic against pathogenic bacteria and fungi), helps with elimination of undesirable changes in the plant ecosystem.
What we do
The technology that we use allows for matching the mycelium, specific to plants, and bacteria, which are essential in mycorrhizal symbiosis.
We used, successfully, our ecto-mycorrhiza injection (on Phytophthora cinnamoni and fungus Armillaria mellea), for destroying pathogenic vineyards near Barcelona.
Our experience in the horse chestnut leaf miner found that better nourished plant defends itself against an outbreak of disease.
Three years after ecto-mycorrhization (Poznan, Poland) chestnut leaves were so strong that the leaf blade was too hard for horse chestnut leaf miner (who resigned from the settlement on these trees and moved to weaken trees without ecto-mycorrhiza).
Over ecto-mycorrhiza possesses active and passive protection against pathogens.
It has already been shown that ecto-mycorrhiza protects plants from soil pathogens Fusarium, Phytophthora, or even soil pests such as nematodes.
Ecto-mycorrhiza – how it works
Ecto-mycorrhiza mycelium forms a ‘net’ that penetrates the soil, in a way unreachable to the roots, significantly affects the flow of nutrients and water.
The eco-mycorrhiza plants are much more resistant to stress (drought, temperature, pathogens).
The spread of the fungus creates a protective barrier (mechanical and biochemical) against pathogens.
The mechanism of this phenomenon changes the physical properties of the roots:
• External mycelium protects against mechanical damage (not allowing to come into contact with the pathogen)
• Being compatible – the plant pathogenic fungus wins
• it activates plant’s natural resistance, raising defenses against pathogens (molecular dialogue between the symbiotic partners).
Observing ecosystems, balanced with very good health parameters, we see that despite a number of existing pathogens, the plants are in good health.
The problem starts when imbalance accrues and parasitic organisms have the upper hand.
One way to protect plants against attack by pathogens is to use their own resistance and ability to respond to the emergence of the pathogen.
However, sometimes these properties are not sufficient, as the intensive cultivation of this barrier can be easily broken, especially under conditions beneficial to the growth of pathogens activity.
Ecto-mycorrhiza can change this setting by ‘connecting’ plants with their natural allies.
The microorganisms can protect plants against pathogens infection and limit their activity.
The protective role of these organisms is based on antagonisms, antybiozie, fungistazie, mycolizie, and nutrient competition and habitats or parasite pathogens.
The use of biological methods of plant protection is a legitimate alternative to the chemical protection – using pesticides.
The mechanisms that we observe in the laboratory also occur in nature and their careful analysis and implementation becomes possible with the appropriate distribution of resources.
We provide you with the possibility to try to save the infected plants, and protect the plantation free of Xylella fastidiosa (in accordance with the EU Directive 2009/128/EC of 21 October 2009).
We encourage the use of integrated pest management and an alternative approaches and techniques that are non-chemical alternatives to pesticides.
We focus on a healthy crop with the least possible disruption to the agro-ecosystems and encourage natural pest control methods (if they provide satisfactory pest control).
In Article 14 of the Directive mention above, the accorded priority is given to the non-chemical methods that pose little risk to human health and the environment.
Ecto-mycorrhiza meets all of these conditions, as it is isolated from natural habitats, microbiologically tested and free of pathogens, with the addition of bacteria (Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria PGPR).
The combined presence of fungi and bacteria is particularly important in the case of bacterial infection, where the mechanism of antagonism may reduce or eliminate the pathogen. Accompanied by symbiotic bacteria of plants and mushrooms, fulfilling a supporting role, it is important that their activity also leads to improved soil structure.
In the case of ectomycorrhiza, bacteria ‘helpers’ are not random at all.
The mycelium is always specific to the plant, and consequently supports the mycelium bacteria also adapted to the plants and the ecosystem.
This is an important element because it eliminates bacteria that are inappropriate to the introduction of the environmental conditions of the plant. Nature works to prevent accidental infection by foreign /mismatched factors.
Our technology enables the selection of genes and creates such fungus and bacteria, that’s blocks the spread of Xyllella fascidiosa while maintaining the microbial balance.