AZOS® is an all-natural, growth promoting, Nitrogen-fixing bacteria ideal for cloning and transplanting. Azos converts nitrogen into a usable form that is readily available to the plant. Nitrogen is critical for forming vegetative matter and supporting abundant growth. Azos promotes growth while boosting natural root development.
Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria - Of all the nutrients transported to plants through the soil, nitrogen is required in the greatest amount. It drives chlorophyll production in the foliage and keeps plants green and efficient. It is a fundamental part of amino acids and other compounds that assure crop health and productivity. It is a major part of every protein molecule and soils are often deficient of this element. However, the atmosphere is comprised of around 80% nitrogen which is in a form (N2 or Atmospheric Nitrogen) that is not conventionally available to plants.
Nitrogen From the Air - Somewhere along the evolutionary development of the "Plant - Soil - Microbial Matrix", certain bacteria began to specialize in tasks to enhance plant growth, which in return provided the microbes with a food source exchange opportunity. A select group of bacteria classified as "Diazotrophs" began to supply nitrogen to plants from a range of sources, including decomposed plant litter, dead micro-organisms, and sequestration of atmospheric nitrogen. Azos belongs to the last of these groups and functions primarily as an atmospheric nitrogen converter.
A Natural Isolate From the Amazon - Azos is a particularly-efficient agent originally isolated in the Amazon Basin where the lack of soil, the rapid breakdown of any vegetation by hungry microbes, and the environmental conditions which require "Growth to Survive" is a fundamental proposition of the ecosystem. AZOS specializes in the highly-efficient conversion of the N2 form of nitrogen into plant-available NH3 ammoniacal nitrogen. AZOS is so efficient that between 50% and 70% of all the nitrogen required by most crops can be supplied by this organism.
Plant Growth Promoter - With the increased accessibility of nitrogen in the soil, AZOS can catalyze a natural growth hormone within plants that help promote more root and vegetative growth. AZOS is great for rooting out cuttings, transplants, and water-borne applications throughout various plant stages.
Root Cuttings :
1. Add 4 tbsp per 1 gallon (3.8 liters) of water. Soak grow plugs / Rockwool cubes for 10 minutes.
2. In a small container, mix 1 part Azos with 2 parts water.
3. Dip tips of new cuttings in solution for 15 seconds and set in plugs.
* For best results, pH water to 6.0 before mixing Azos with water.
Propagation machines : (ex. EZ Clone, Turbo Cloner)
1. Adjust pH of the water to 6.0.
2. Add 1 tbsp of Azos per 1 gallon of water.
Add to the hole, directly around plant roots or dust entire root ball. Set plant, backfill, and water.
* For best results, transplant with Mykos.
1 - 3 gal container ....... 1 tbsp
5 - 7 gal container ....... 2 tbsp
10 - 20 gal container ... 3 tbsp
25 - 50 gal container ... 4 tbsp
100 gal container ........ 1/2 cup
In-ground and raised bed applications :
1 tbsp per plant hole.
When Water :
Mix with water and apply weekly through Veg / Grow.
Hand water or add to reservoirs.
5 gal ....... 2 tbsp
25 gal ..... 3 - 4 tbsp
50 gal ..... 6 - 8 tbsp
100 gal ... 3/4 - 1 cup
For Xtreme Results :
Apply once every two weeks. Repeat application after heavy water. Mix with warm water. Use MYKOS when transplanting. Add AZOS to XTREME TEA brews at the rate of 2 tbsp per 1 gallon and apply weekly.