Transplant shock is a key issue when moving plants from the greenhouse to the field. This article will discuss 5 ways to avoid transplant shock in plants.

What is Transplant Shock?

Transplant shock is a word that refers to a number of stresses occurring in recently transplanted shrubs, trees, or plants. It involves the failure of the plant to root well meaning the plant never gets fully established.

How can plant shock be avoided?

Here are 5 way to avoid transplantation shock:

  • Disturb the roots as little as possible
  • Use a Biofertilizer, like Biota Max.
  • Water thoroughly after transplanting
  • Make sure the root ball remains moist.
  • Take as much of the roots with you as possible.

Disturb the roots as little as possible.

It’s important to do as little as possible to the roots when transplanting, unless the plant is root bound. Essentially, you’re trying to move the underground portion of the plant “as is” when transplanting.

Use a Biofertilizer to Avoid Plant Shock

Biofertilizers are beneficial microorganisms. These organisms form a synergistic relationship with the plant root system, meaning both the plant and the microbe benefit. The microbes provide the plant with vital nutrients and growth factors that help the plant grow and thrive.

Use of biofertilizers greatly increases the health of the plant after transplantation.

Applying Biofertilizers during transplantation

Biofertilizers can either be applied into the hole when transplanting or the roots can be dipped into a solution containing a biofertilizer. This dipping application method is particularly useful with crops like rice.

Biota Max and Transplant Shock

Biota Max, a unique biofertilizer manufactured by Custom Bio, contains billions of beneficial microorganisms. BiotaMax has been shown to be effective in avoiding the problems of transplant shock. If you have issues with transplantation shock, please contact us at or at (561) 797-3008.

Custom Biologicals manufactures and distributes a wide variety of biological products for use in a number of industries. Contact us for information about how biofertilizers can help your farm, garden, or backyard.

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