Introduction : Shakti VAM is a biological fertilizer based on spores and fragments of mycorhizal fungal filaments and infected root bits.. VAM is used as an effective soil inoculant. Shakti VAM contains Vascular arbusculat mycorrhiza which is formulated with vermiculite as carrier containing Glomus speces. . It has a count of 100 infective propagules / g. Shakti VAMis approved for use in Organic Agriculture.
Mode of Action :
Symbiosis : Shakti VAM containing mycorrhizae are present universally in soil, Mycorrhizae are obligate and saprophytic in nature which requires a living host for its survival. The myccorhizae start associating symbiotically with root of the plants. This helps in the absorption of water , phosphorus solubilization and other essential macro and micro elements and makes them available to the plants in an assimable farm. Resistance : Myccorrhiza is also believed to impart drought tolerance to plants and resistance to soil borne fungal pathogens through its symbiotic associative property.
Method of Application :
1. Soil application : Mix 3-5 Kg/ acre of Shakti VAM with compost and apply to an acre of soil. Apply at a depth of 2-3 cms .
2. Seed / Nursery bed : Mix 200 g / sq mt along with compost. Nursery stage : 2 g / seedling