Hi-Q VAM 1 is an ERDB-developed indigenous biotechnology which harnessed the potential of our Philippine arbuscular-mycorrhizal species (symbiotic fungi associated with plant roots) to suit local environmental needs. The early inoculation prevents the entry of pest and plant disease problems like root rotting fungi. Hi-Q VAM 1 has great power to bring favorable plant growth and yield great influences on the overall recovery of the environment of planet Earth. Holistic impacts of mycorrhiza are exemplified by the marked boost of plant growth in a wide array of species of grasses, herbs, agricultural crops, ornamental plants, mangrove, and forest trees especially when they are grown in adverse site conditions such as under drought, infertile soils, soils with excessive heavy metals (i.e. mining sites, saline areas, and in poorly aerated and compacted soils).