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Mycorrhizal Fungi

Posted by QuinnaBrennan none (My Page) on
Thu, May 1, 14 at 1:05

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 >>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzbI7wAS-JM

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:

broccoli
brussels sprouts
cabbage
cauliflower
collards
kale
mustard
rutabaga

... and members of the Amaranthaceae family:

beets
swiss chard
lamb’s quarters
quinoa
spinach
purslane
amaranth

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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RE: Mycorrhizal Fungi

You could try a search for Phil Nauta on YouTube.


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RE: Mycorrhizal Fungi

Watched some phil nauta videos yesterday and asked a question ...thanks for response!


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RE: Mycorrhizal Fungi

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Rodale.


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RE: Mycorrhizal Fungi

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.


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RE: Mycorrhizal Fungi

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.


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