Mycorrhizal Fungi

QuinnaBrennanMay 1, 2014

Been searching google and youtube endlessly for info on finding/creating/etc mycorrhizal fungi.

Specifically arbuscular endomycorrhizal fungi??

Found one youtube video about creating a mycorrhizal soil web with oatmeal >>>

Vegetable Plants That Don't Use Mycorrhizal Fungi

There are some plants that generally do not form relationships with mycorrhizal fungi. The most important for vegetable gardeners is the Brassicaceae family:

brussels sprouts

... and members of the Amaranthaceae family:

swiss chard
lambâÂÂs quarters

Looking for any info or links regarding creating mycorrhizal fungi, finding mycorrhizal fungi in nature, ways to process mycorrhizal fungi(into a spray or something perhaps), and any general info on mycorrhizal fungi(especially regarding using mycorrhizal fungi in veggie gardens).

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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

You could try a search for Phil Nauta on YouTube.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 4:22AM
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Watched some phil nauta videos yesterday and asked a question ...thanks for response!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 10:50PM
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johns.coastal.patio(USDA 10b, Sunset 24)

I liked "A Complete How-To: On-farm AM fungus inoculum production" from Rodale Institute.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rodale.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 4:37PM
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Look up Paul Stamets, he's a fungus nut and wrote a book called How Fungi Can Save the World that has a lot of info on propogating fungi. He even puts spores into chainsaw cutting oil so they are spread on the stumps as they are cut. Lots of great ideas.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 5:09PM
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The evidence that artificially added Mycorrhizal fungi help is a bit shaky. It clearly plays a role in the wild, but at this point no one really knows how to process mycorrhizal fungi, or quite what to use.

If you are growing a tree that also grows in the wild, there is a school of thought that taking some dirt from around where a tree grows wild in the woods and mixing it in with the soil you use when you plant a tree of that species in your yard would help...It has all the bacteria and fungi the wild plant was using as symbionts.

Not sure if that would work with carrots...but Queen Anne's Lace grows wild and is related to carrots, right?

Compost probably provides food for many kinds of helpful fungi.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2014 at 10:12AM
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