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.
Azos is used to clone plants and to promote healthy, robust growth during the vegetative stages. Do not use it during the bloom phase.
Add 4 tablespoons (65 ml) of Azos to a US gallon of water (3.8 litres) to create a mixture that you can use to soak your rooting plugs before cloning. Xtreme Gardening recommend creating small quantity of a more concentrated mix (1 part Azos to 2 parts water) that can be used to dip cuttings into before they go into their rooting cubes.
Add 8 tablespoons (125ml) for every US gallon of water (3.8 litres) to create a root drench for established plants in veg only.
When transplanting to new containers, dust roots with 5-10ml of Azos before re-potting.
Azos can be used in a hydroponic system by simply adding to your reservoir at a rate of 250ml per 200 litres of nutrient solution.
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.