Roots PHC Palm Inoculation Program

Principle: Extensive research has proven that the presence of abundant mycorrhizae and beneficial rhizosphere bacteria greatly improves the survival, growth rate, and disease resistance of plants compared to plants lacking these. This is particularly true for plants growing in stressed or degraded sites, urban environments, drought conditions, and compacted soils. The following treatment program combines these beneficial microbes with micronutrients, slow-release fertilizers, and organic soil conditioners to improve transplant survival and long-term health of palms and tropical plants.

Purpose Products Rate Technique Frequency
Pre-inoculation of Palms being lifted RootsPHC Injectable
Roots PHC BioPak Plus
0.5-lb Injectable and 1-lb BioPak Plus per 50 gallon tank Inject 1 quart per injection every 1 foot on edge of Root ball and on 1 foot centers within root ball. Immediately after lifting.
Installation of Palms--Injection Technique Injection Technique RootsPHC Injectable
Roots PHC BioPak Plus
0.5-lb Injectable and 1-lb BioPak Plus per 50 gallon tank Inject 1 quart per injection every 1 foot on edge of Root ball and on 1 foot centers within root ball. Immediately after planting
Installation of Palms-Granular Technique Roots PHC Palm Saver Use two 6-oz scoops per foot diameter of root ball. Mix evenly into upper 8 inches of soil around root ball. See Directions for Use Sheets. During transplanting
Maintenance of Palms—Injection Technique RootsPHC Injectable
Roots PHC BioPak Plus
0.5-lb Injectable and 1-lb BioPak Plus per 50 gallon tank Inject 1 quart per injection on 1.5-foot centers beneath the canopy. See Directions for Use sheet. Once every year, and whenever stress is evident.
Maintenance of Palms—Granular Technique Roots PHC Palm Saver Use 6-oz per each vertimulch core. Make 4-cores per tree for medium-sized trees. Apply as a vertimulch on 1.5-foot centers beneath canopy. See Directions for Use sheet. Once every year or whenever stress is evident.