Microbial inoculants for the root zone - beneficial?

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Kate Boyce-Miles

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I wondered what are growers' experiences of using microbial inoculants for slipper orchids, if they have noticed any beneficial or negative effects?
I am interested in this product:
 

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I use a B. subtilis product from Dynagro and I think it helps. I still fight some fungal and bacterial rot, but much less I think.
 

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@DrLeslieEe What Dyna-Gro product is that? I don't see it on their website.

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Here's a summary I put together about my own learnings and experiences using "plant probiotics".

They all work, but the more species introduced, the better, as the results are primarily due to each one's unique exudates. If you cannot find a commercial product, try fermenting some Brewer's yeast for a couple of weeks, then apply the diluted liquor to your plants as a drench.

Without a doubt (in my mind, anyway), the Inocucor product out of Montreal was the best one going, but they ceased production about 16 months ago, courtesy of investment bankers.
 
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Kate Boyce-Miles

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@DrLeslieEe What Dyna-Gro product is that? I don't see it on their website.

@Kate Boyce-Miles

Here's a summary I put together about my own learnings and experiences using "plant probiotics".

They all work, but the more species introduced, the better, as the results are primarily due to each one's unique exudates. If you cannot find a commercial product, try fermenting some Brewer's yeast for a couple of weeks, then apply the diluted liquor to your plants as a drench.

Without a doubt (in my mind, anyway), the Inocucor product out of Montreal was the best one going, but they ceased production about 16 months ago, courtesy of investment bankers.
Thank you Ray.

I have started using this product:
 

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If you cannot find a commercial product, try fermenting some Brewer's yeast for a couple of weeks, then apply the diluted liquor to your plants as a drench.
Ray, how this fermented obtained solution works?
 

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I'm not certain of the optimal formula, but a teaspoon of yeast plus a cup of some sugar (or molasses or maple syrup, etc.) in a gallon of water ought to do. Let it ferment for a week or more and then add a couple of ounces of that liquid to a gallon of irrigation water.
 

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