[NAFEX] mycorrhizal fungi

loneroc loneroc at mwt.net
Fri Mar 5 20:59:11 EST 2004


I grow many things in pots for years and therefore generally innoculate
them. I also grow things from cuttings ansd seed.  Although I don't always
innoculate these right away, if I have the powder on hand I do.  Seems to
help with rooting and germination.

Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI


----- Original Message -----
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To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] mycorrhizal fungi


> The research on beneficial mycorrhizal fungi seems conclusive.  The
> part I wonder about is how much good it does to add more fungi spoors
> when you are planting in ordinary soil that has been growing other
> healthy plants.   Very few of us start with sterile soil, and I suspect
> that, like earthworms, if your soil conditions are favorable, a
> population of the stuff will naturally develop.
>
> I've used the purchased spoors.  The plants did great.  But so did the
> plants I put in without any additives.  My soil isn't wonderful, but
> it's healthy, has moderate amounts of organic material, hosts tons of
> earthworms, and is probably full of fungi, both good and bad.
>
> Ginda
>
> On Mar 5, 2004, at 10:25 AM, tanis cuff wrote:
>
> > I meant no disparagement of mycorrhizals.   The ligitimate stuff I've
> > heard & read is very encouraging.   Unfortunately, as a fairly new
> > product, and a science which is not widely understood, it is ripe for
> > scams.
> >
> >
> > ----Original Message Follows----
> > From: "Lon J. Rombough" >
> > To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex>
> > Subject: Re: [NAFEX] mycorrhizal fungi
> > Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2004 07:20:56 -0800
> >
> > Mycorrhizal fungi isn't overrated by any means.  I've used it on both
> > annuals and perennials with excellent results.  Here's something I
> > wrote
> > about it:  http://www.bunchgrapes.com/mycorrhiza.html
> > -Lon Rombough
> >
> >
> >
> > A little more searching makes this fungi appear to help a huge variety
> > of plants in such things as competing against weeds, finding water,
> > nutrients, etc. I am now wondering if this fungi can help make plants
> > hardier by giving so much help. Also is this fungi overrated,
> > overhyped, etc.?
> >
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