The New Year

Last year’s events could be seen as a forecast of greater sales of professional products in the upcoming year. In the amateur vaccines’ sector, the decrease in sales by several percentage points is noticeable every year. This points to the fact that clients are disappointed with ineffective products supplied by our competitors, and therefore tend to convince their neighbours that mycorrhiza as such is ineffective and does not render desired results. However, we do receive a lot of positive feedback from satisfied customers; therefore we will continue to make selected amateur vaccines, but at the same time we shall be more and more focused on the professional ones.

The manufacturing of some of our amateur products will cease this year and these will only be available until they run out of stock. We shall not manufacture the vaccines for orchids, vine, or rose, as the demand is not great and therefore the production line is not cost-effective.

2015 should be the first year of increased professional products’ output. We are currently working on improving the composition of vaccines for olive trees, vines, fruit trees, and others that require such assistance in the southern-European climate. We are just entering the market with our special offers for vineyards on the Canary Islands and olive tree plantations on Crete. Apart from the typically ectomycorrhiza-specialised fungi, we will use bi-functional ones as well. In case of these plants, the biological control agent’s activity towards insects and nematodes (Dipterae, beetles’ larvae, other wintering forms) will boost the very powerful effect of ectomycorrhiza-specialised fungi.Moreover, by living on the plant’s root these fungi actively reduce the populations of the aforementioned pests. This is a

ground-breaking novelty in the mycorrhiza sector; nobody is doing this yet. And we do, of course, use only very specific and scientifically proven fungi as base. Polish fruit-growers should be very much interested in those and start to implement our vaccines, especially in harsh habitats (exploited soil, high pH levels, etc). The first implementations of mycorrhiza in the community of Łaziska (LubelskieVoivodeship), Poland, demonstrated high activity of our vaccines in terms of adaptation to grow on high-pH soil (8-9), i.e. rendzina. We do expect that the trees we saw yellow last year will grow green all over this spring. Impressive outcomes have been observed in Croatia, among the fruit trees with mycorrhiza. Higher yields went accompanied by fruit quality improvement.

To sum up, we can certainly assure that the ectomycorrhiza vaccines by MYKOFLOR are getting better and better. All experiments and customer feedback indicate so. Many fruit-growers have already noticed that the cost of mycorrhiza is marginal, compared with the long-term effects on plantation’s viability.

Mycorrhiza is an investment, and with a handsome rate of return. To ignore it is simply unprofitable.