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Re: [GWL] Re: gardenwriters Digest, Vol 2, Issue 1
I did some research into mycorrhiza as part of my doctoral thesis, and while I
never cease to wonder at the beauty of this symbiosis, I object to its
commercialization. Mycorrhiza are ubiqutious. True, they can be wiped out under
certain extreme conditions, but even then they'll frequently recolonize
themselves. Most of the time, innoculation is a waste of money.
Lee Reich, PhD
Jeff Lowenfels wrote:
> Sorry, for the unclearness.
> Ninety percent of plants --o.k. some say 70 or 80%, form a mycorrhizal
> relationship and most "Yardeners" have no idea what a mycorrhizal fungus is
> nonetheless understands how to garden with them.
> Nurseries have taken the lead in using mycorrhizal fungi in their
> products.They do so because they work. These are now available for home use
> but who in your "readership" has really ever even heard of mycorrhizal
> fungi? It is my belief garden writers fill the role of passing on to home
> gardeners the "instructions" and the reasons "why" they might want to use
> them. There are some great websites to start if you want more information.
> Just contact me off list.
> One of the problems is that fungi are fragile and salt based fertilizers
> conflict. I am not sure how our fertilizer industry brethren will react to
> any hoopla about mychorrizal because there is an incompatibility between an
> existing industry and a new one.
> That is what I meant to say. May be something about B-1 not working, though
> many garden writers push it, but that is all!
> Jeff L
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