After you leave the site, how well will those plants perform? How will the roots adapt to this new situation?
In the end, the success of the roots determines the success of the plant.
Root Rescue's Transplanter is formulated and proven to help new plants adapt to the soil environment on all planting sites. The formulation delivers a host of dormant mycorrhizal fungi directly and evenly to the root zone of the plant. Delivering the fungal spores into the soil around the roots wakes them up – and within days they will begin to form a beneficial symbiosis with plant roots. These fascinating fungi are native to the roots of plants (in undisturbed natural environments) all over North America where they work continuously with plant roots to find resources in the soil that the roots alone cannot find. Plants in the wild universally rely on these ancient microbes - but - for a number of reasons, mycorrhizal fungi are in very low numbers in urban and suburban soils. To learn more about why mycorrhizal fungi are in such low populations in urban soils, please watch our 3-part YouTube video presentation.
Plants that have a community of mycorrhizae working with their roots are much more resilient and are ready to cope with the shock of being moved from the nursery into their new setting. The result is Plant Success – not plant failure. Happy plants mean happy clients. The client doesn't want to see their beautiful new plants fail – and you don't want to get the phone call when they do.
If you are planting-out trees on commercial or municipal projects, Transplanter is especially valuable. Trees and shrubs in these settings get very little (or no) after-care once your crew has left the planting site. These plants need all the help they can get to adapt and thrive – especially in the first few weeks and months after planting. The University of Guelph tested Transplanter on several different planting sites from 2009 through 2013. The summer of 2012 was one of the hottest and driest on record, and Transplanter performed beautifully; dozens of untreated test trees didn't survive that summer – almost all of the treated ones did. Follow this link to check out the results.
Root Rescue's Transplanter is a highly concentrated wettable powder which uses water to deliver its benefits quickly and evenly to the root zone as you plant - or after planting - whatever works for you. It is impossible to over-apply or burn using the totally organic Transplanter solution. Once the root zone is saturated with the solution, any runoff from the planting zone will only benefit nearby plantings or lawns. Easily mixed in water, the active ingredients remain in suspension for at least 5 minutes before beginning to precipitate. Occasional agitation (manual or mechanical) is all that is required to keep the solution in suspension. Simply saturate the plant root ball and the back-fill with the Transplanter solution as you plant - or - slowly drench the root zone of newly planted trees after planting. The bigger the root zone, the more solution will be needed for a full treatment: click here for an easy-to-use Excel Dosage Calculator.
Use all of the solution by the end of the work day - do not store as a solution. Drain and rinse all equipment with water when finished. Seal any unused portions of the powder in the original packaging, and store in a dry cool place away from direct sunlight.
1. High-volume, recirculating, tank applicators are ideal for the efficient application of the solution. The equipment's in-line screens should allow for the passage of particles 212 microns or smaller (No. 70 Screen). Do not use equipment that was previously used for the application of insecticides or fungicides. Once in the water, the wettable powder disperses quickly; 30 seconds of mechanical agitation will thoroughly mix the solution.
2. The Transplanter solution can also be delivered into the root zone using a pressurized root-feeder probe injector. Use this equipment to inject the solution into the root zone and backfill of newly planted - or previously planted trees. Established trees, shrubs or conifers can also be treated using this type of root feeder equipment; inject a generous amount of solution into a wide band at the drip-line anytime that the roots are active (spring, summer or fall). Transplanter is not a synthetic, and will not burn roots when mixed and applied as directed. Established plants can benefit from repeated applications. When using this type of low-volume/high-pressure equipment - keep the maximum pump pressure below 200 psi. The re-circulating feature of the pump will keep the mixture in suspension as you work.
3. You can also use a simple hose-end, siphon-type applicator to mix and apply the solution while you plant (or after planting). Hose-end siphon-type applicators mix concentrated solutions into a final application dilution as water passes through the mixing head from a typical garden hose. As water passes through the mixing head a siphon tube draws a premixed concentrate out of a jar (typically attached below the mixing head) at a fixed or adjustable ratio. As the solution is applied, the concentrate jar is slowly emptied. Dial type hose-end applicators have an adjustable mixing ratio based on where the dial is set.
Most dial type hose-end applicators are metric; when the dial is set to 30, 30 ml (milliliters) of a solution will be siphoned from the concentrate jar for every 1000 ml (Litre) of water passing through the mixer head. Transplanter MS-CS mixes easily with water, even when mixed at multiple times the normal dilution rate. So using a hose-end siphon mixer applicator is a very easy and efficient way to apply the solution on a landscape site.