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SEA-CROP concentrate is a mycorrhizal stimulant containing over 80 natural source minerals and active organic substances from deep sea Pacific Ocean water.

Control: One hill red potatoes
Seeded 4-9-05 Harvested 7-1-05
Treated: One hill red potatoes
Seeded 4-9-05 Harvested 7-1-05
C-Gro (SEA-CROP) treated potatoes weighed 90% more than those without C-Gro (SEA-CROP). Harvested at 73 days instead of 90 days as recommended. 2 1/2 weeks earlier to market.Brix Refractometer readings 30% higher in treated potatoes.

SEA-CROP is a catalytic trigger that releases nature's energy to give the full benefit of mycorrhizal symbiosis. The mycorrhizal fungi and beneficial bacteria that are native and adapted to your soil are stimulated to grow and reproduce abundantly, rapidly giving all of the well documented benefits of mycorrhizal symbiosis.

What Are Mycorrhizae?

The word "mycorrhizae" literally means "fungus-roots" and defines the close mutually beneficial relationship between specialized soil fungi (mycorrhizal fungi) and plant roots. These specialized fungi colonize plant roots and extend far into the soil resource. Mycorrhizal fungal filaments in the soil are truly extensions of root systems and more effective in nutrient and water absorption than the roots themselves.

Benefits include:

  • Improved nutrient and water uptake
  • Improved root growth
  • Improved plant growth and yield
  • Reduced transplant shock
  • Reduced drought stress
  • Parasitic nematode control

How do mycorrhizal fungi increase nutrient uptake?

These fungi increase the surface absorbing area of roots 10 to 100x thereby greatly improving the ability of the plants to utilize the soil resource. Estimates of amounts of mycorrhizal filaments present in soil associated with plants are astonishing. Several miles of fungal filaments can be present in less than a thimbleful of soil! But mycorrhizal fungi increase nutrient uptake not only by increaseing the surface absorbing area of roots, they also release powerful chemicals into the soil that dissolve hard to capture nutrients such as phosphorous , iron and other "tightly bound" soil nutrients. This extraction process is particularly important in plant nutrition and explains why non-mycorrhizal plants require high levels of fertility to maintain their health. Mycorrhizal fungi form an intricate web that captures and assimilates nutrients, thus conserving the nutrient capital in soils. In non mycorrhizal conditions much of this fertility is wasted or lost from the system.

What other activities do mycorrhizal fungi do?

Mycorrhzial fungi are involved with a wide variety of other activities that benefit plant establishment and growth. The same extensive network of fungal filaments important to nutrient uptake is also important in water uptake and storage. In non-irrigated conditions, mycorrhizal plants are under far less drought stress compared to non-mycorrhizal plants. Mycorrhizal fungi also improve soil structure. Mycorrhizal filaments produce humic compounds and organic "glues" (extracellular polysaccharides) that bind soils into aggregates and improve soil porosity. Soil porosity and soil structure positively influence the growth of plants by promoting aeration, water movement into soil, root growth, and distribution. In sandy or compacted soils the ability of mycorrhizal fungi to promote soil structure may be more important than the seeking out of nutrients. Over 90% of the world's plant species require mycorrhizal association for maximum performance.


SEA-CROP is more economical than other treatments that are less effective and reliable.
Mychorrizal inoculation is limited to only a few species and does not always work.

SEA-CROP stimulates the mycorrhixzal fungi and beneficial bacteria that are native and adapted to your soil causing them to grow and reproduce abundantly.

Leaves and raspberries from ordinary raspberry plant on left and SEA-CROP plant on right. The 6 berries from the treated plant weighed 20.66 gm and the
6 berries from the control weighed 8.53 gm.

Types of Mycorrhizal Plants:

Some commercially important plant groups that benefit from ENDO-mycorrhizae:

Acacia Brazilian Rubber Crab Tree Impatiens Pacific Yew Saltbrush
Agapanthus Bulbs, all Creosote Bush Jojoba Palms, all Sequoia
Alder Burning Bush Cucumber Juniper Pampas Grass Snapdragon
Almond Cacao Currant Kiwi Passion Fruit Sourwood
Apple Cactus Cypress Leek Papaya Soybean
Apricot Camellia Dodwood Lettuce Paw Paw Spengeri Fern
Arauceria Carrisa Eggplant Ligustrum Peach Squash
Artichoke Carrot Euonymus Magnolia Peanut Strawberry
Ash Cassara Fern Mahonia Pecan Sudan Grass
Asparagus Ceanothus Fescus Maiden Grass Pepper Sugar Cane
Avocado Cedar Fig Mango Pistachio Sumac
Bamboo Celery Forsythia Maples, all Pittosporum Sunflower
Banana Cherry Fountain Grass Marigold Plum Sweet Gum
Barley Chinese Tallow Fushia Mesquile Podocarpus Sweet Potato
Bayberry Chrysanthemum Gardenia Millet Poinsetta Sycamore
Bean Citrus, all Garlic Mimosa Potato Taxus
Beech Clover Geranium Mondo Grass Rephiolepis Tea
Begonia Coconut Grape (raisin) Morning Glory Raspberry Tobacco
Black Cherry Coffee Grape (table) Mountian Laurel Redwood Tomato
Blackberry Coral Tree Grape (wine) Nasturium Rice Wheat
Black Locust Corn Green Ash Okra Rose Yam
Blue Gramma Cotton Guayule Olive Russian Olive Yucca
Box Elder Cottonwood Hibiscus Olive Palm Ryegrass
Boxwood Cowpea Holly Onion Sagebrush

Some commercially important plant groups that benefit from ECTO-mycorrhizae:

Arctostaphylos Douglas-fir Fir Larch Pine Spruce
Birch Eucalyptus Hemlock Oak/Beech Popular Walnut

Plant groups that do not respond to these types of mycorrhizae:

Beet Orchid Protea
Carnation Rush Sedge
Heath Rhododendron Azalea

C-Gro (SEA-CROP) treated russet potatoes on the right compared to untreated russets on the left. These potatoes are about two weeks away from scheduled harvest time, but a couple of the treated potatoes are large enough to qualify for harvest already. The total weight of the treated potatoes is already nearly twice the weight of the untreated potatoes.

SEA-CROP Increases Soil Health

Wheat was germinated in soil tests and grown out for 20 days before analysis of the soil. The soil was then sent to an independent soils laboratory for quantitative testing of total bacterial biomass and total fungal biomass.

The control sample received no fertilizer or treatment with SEA-CROP. This sample was used to establish a baseline.

A second test sample received a complete fertilizer and no SEA-CROP.

The third sample received the complete fertilizer and treatment with SEA-CROP at the rate of one gallon per acre.

Total Bacterial Biomass
Total Fungal Biomass
Baseline 872 547
Fertilizer only
Fertilizer plus SEA-CROP 1,282 1,075

SEA-CROP when used with fertilizer increased the total bacterial biomass by 47% over the baseline. Fertilizer alone only increased the total bacterial biomass by 36%.

SEA-CROP when used with fertilizer increased the total fungal biomass by 97% over the baseline. Fertilizer alone only increased the total fungal biomass by 27%.

These results are beyond significant and clearly demonstrate that certain measured parameters of soil health are greatly improved when soil is treated with SEA-CROP.

Over 90% of the world's plant species require mycorrhizal association for maximum performance.

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