Land Restoration

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Applications for land restoration

  • Hydro seeding
  • Planting trees and grass on waste disposal sites
  • Contaminated areas
  • Low-nutrient / nutrient deficient soils, 
  • Devastated areas
  • Eroded soils

Due to their soil restoring qualities Mykoplant® 100-products can be excellently used for recultivation of such problematic areas as slag heaps, contaminated soils, nutrient poor soils and mining and open cut mining areas.

The effect of our products for the restoration of soils has been noticed for the first time in the period from 1998 till 2000 during a national research assignment, the aim of which was the recultivation of former industrial areas.

The effect of Mykoplant® 100-products is based on the beneficial soil fungi, the so called mycorrhizae. Mycorrhizae build a symbiosis with the plant root system, which improves nutrients supply and accelerates the minerals’ exchange. The penetration of the fine plant roots into the soil causes the loosening of soil which in its turn increases its natural capacity to accumulate water. Additionally, glomalin, a product of metabolism of mycorrhizae, takes part in and increases the process of forming of crumbs. This improvement of the soil structure lets water seep through the soil easier.

Especially for the soils where nutrients have only little opportunity to get through to the roots we recommend to use the Mykoplant® 100BTH-products enriched with additional nutrients. The biological combination of mycorrhizae with humus bound bacteria helps plants to take roots sooner, helps the recultivation of the soil and further results in sustained soil climate.

Examples of soil recultivation with the help of Mykoplant® 100-products.

Flood and Erosion Protection

After the flood of the century in Saxony-Anhalt in 2002, 30 km of flood-control levee was treated with Mykoplant® 100BT-products. Among the proved results are the following:

  • fast and homogeneous landscaping
  • Plants and grass took roots fast. The roots were thick and strong. There was no need of further seeding.
  • The levees grew firm and solid very fast and could be soon walked over. High grade or erosion protection.
  • The turf took no harm during the new heavy flood in 2006.

Mining – The Following Landscaping

  • Landscaping of slagheaps
  • Landscaping of levees
  • Trees planting over the former opencast mining areas.
  • Landscaping of embankments of former waste disposal sites
  • – Landscaping of reforestation areas

Short Overview over the Characteristics of the Products

According to the certification of BCS ÖKOGarantie GmbH, Nuremberg, according to EU-decree about the ecological agriculture EEC 2092/91 und the according to the one, which follows it, EU decree 834/2007 the Mykoplant® 100products can be used for each and every form of recultivation or restoration.