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    Trichoderma should be transferable right?

    Hi everyone,

    I finally got some Trichoderma and is wondering if the beneficial fungus is growing in one pot, I should be able to take some of the media to innoculate another pot of media right?

    Just wondering if it works the same as yoghurt...
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    Yep! Whenever I inoculate my pots, I collect the water that runs out and water other pots with that, too!

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    Ditto

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    after doing a little research, over time the amount of trichoderma present in a potted plant will be directly proportional to root mass (which makes sense since it is a symbiotic relationship. Hence one of the benefits of using trich in the first place)... so it may be a good idea to "farm" using a fern (Osmunda maybe??) or something with a bigger root mass then the typical CP and catch the run off from it.

    I couldnt find any research concerning this specific question though... but I think we can infer that using "soil" only would not be a very good method, all things being equal between the two options.... the run off would definitely be better

    personally, I innoculate monthly using spores

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    personally, I innoculate monthly using spores


    And how do you do that Av? Just by watering plants with a Trich solution??

    Is this the preferred way to introduce the beneficial fungus to CP plants?

    AND, what species of CP (if any) would we not want to encounter Trich spores?

    Thanks,


    ***Has anyone here ever encountered health problems using Trichoderma??
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    Fryster,

    I use several products, but my fav is AMPAC Biotech's strain... my experience over the last few years indicates to me it is the best... that being said I usually mix up a cocktail of several strains plus some bacteria

    The Trichoderma strains commonly used as biocontrols have been found to be safe when used as directed.. its pretty fool proof, but of course my lawyer would advise that I tell you to follow all recommended precautions regardless of how overboard they may or may not be (how's that for a disclaimer LOLOL)

    after all, I know some people who can break a ball bearing with a piece of tissue paper

    but here is a govt information doc on the subject

    http://geocities.com/butchtincher/re...ma_summary.pdf

    I typically use "flowable" products for monthly drench plus their granular product for transplant and "problem" areas

    ampac's granular isnt listed on their webpage, just call and ask for kelly.. its her own formula

    I use trich on everything I grow, cp or whatever

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    Thanks Av.

    I have some Rootshield that I'm gonna try on my CP's as well as my regular 'ol houseplants.

    It's a greyish powder; I suppose it's not safe to snort huh?
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    errr only if you chase it with some warm water LOL

    I have 3 cans of rootshield in my fridge, keep it refrigerated and check the expiration date on the lid, it has a 6 month advertised shelf life... more times then not when I have ordered it online I get some that is as much as 2 yrs out of date, in fact now that I think about it this has happened every time.... watch out for the exp date sticker missing on the lid as well...

    Its T22 strain is well proven, the only issue I have with it is Rootshield's very low spore count, but I use it as part of my "cocktail"

    give ampac a try next time around

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