Mycorrhizal inoculation in forest tree nurseries

Hall, Ian
November 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p33
The article provides information on mycorrhizal inoculation in forest tree nurseries. Mycorrhizae is an intimate association between plant roots and specially adapted mycorrhizal fungi. Many plants require the right myccorhizal fungi simply to grow. One of the problems recognized by mycologist Ian Hall and Otago forestry consultant Chris Perley is that nurseries may not be fully aware of the lack of appropriate mycorrhiza within their environment. There are several kinds of mycorrhizae, with ectomycorrhizae and endomucarrhizae being the most important kinds. Key findings of a study conducted by Hall and Perley regarding mycorrhizal inoculation in forest tree nurseries are mentioned.


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