MycoBloom fungi have a distinct ecology, exceptional diversity, and history of success. MycoBloom fungi are collected from pristine, unaltered prairies in the Great Lakes region. MycoBloom uses native soils and local ecotype plant hosts to culture our inocula because we care about preserving the ecological relevance of our fungi. Using these techniques, we are able to minimize the genetic adaptations of the fungi to the artificial greenhouse environment, keeping them genetically very similar to those that helped make the Midwest so fertile. To better represent the fungal diversity commonly found in nature, MycoBloom Fungal Inocula includes 7 fungal species from 6 different fungal genera. Our fungal lineages have been used in 10+ published scientific articles. These studies confirm that plants can have larger growth, survival, drought tolerance, and herbivore resistance with our unique blend of mycorrhizal inocula.
Liz is a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University with more than 8 years of experience using endomycorrhizal fungi in prairie restorations in Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Liz's research indicates that rare & late successional plants species are massively responsive to mycorrhizal fungi. Liz works tirelessly to ensure that MycoBloom's fungal mixture as diverse as possible. Liz chooses to include only native prairie fungi in MycoBloom's mix because she has observed that prairie fungi are extremely beneficial to a diverse range of plants including prairie plants, garden vegetables and landscaping plants.