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Home Publications Native Plants: Propagating and Planting Use of Mycorrhizae for Native Plant Production

Use of Mycorrhizae for Native Plant Production

The mycorrhizal symbiosis is well known, but not yet in widespread use in the commercial nursery trade. The often-cited mycorrhizal growth response is in not the most significant mycorrhizal effect. Instead, the important effects are performance in the field and improved nutrition and disease resistance in the nursery. These benefits may be of use in meeting regulatory requirements related to fertilizer runoff and pesticide use. A nursery mycorrhiza program requires modification of some current practices and careful choice of appropriate fungi.


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Author(s): Ted St. John

Publication: Native Plants: Propagating and Planting

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