Teaming With Fungi

Teaming With Fungi

The Organic Grower's Guide to Mycorrhizae

Book - 2017
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From the bestselling author of 'Teaming with Microbes and Teaming with Nutrients', 'Teaming with Fungi' is the first book to accessibly explain the essential symbiotic relationship between soil-dwelling mycorrhizal fungi and plants. 'Teaming with Fungi' is an important guide to mycorrhizae and the role they play in agriculture, horticulture, and hydroponics. Almost every plant in a garden forms a relationship with fungi, and many plants would not exist without their fungal partners. By better understanding the relationship, gardeners can take advantage of the benefits of fungi, which include an increased uptake in nutrients, resistance to drought, earlier fruiting, and more. Learn how the fungi interact with plants, how to grow their own, and how best to employ them in the home garden. AUTHOR: A popular national garden writer and leading proponent of gardening using concepts of the soil food web, Jeff Lowenfels is the former president of the Garden Writers of America. In 2005, he was inducted into the GWA Hall of Fame, the highest honor a garden writer can achieve. His is the author of Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition. SELLING POINTS: * The Latest Trend in Organic Gardening: Gardeners are eager to experiment with organic, natural techniques that promise increased plant productivity and health; mycorrhizae fungi is on the leading edge of this movement. * Popularising Hard Science: Only within the last few years have scientists realized how important mycorrhizae are to plant health. This is the first book to explore the subject in an accessible, reader- friendly way. * A Popular and Enthusiastic Author: Jeff Lowenfels is one of the most energetic self-promoters on the Timber list; his two books have a combined 97,000 copies in print. * Part of the Timber Press Science for Gardeners Series: This series makes science accessible to home gardeners. 75 colour photos and illustrations
Publisher: Portland, Oregon :, Timber Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9781604697292
Branch Call Number: ANF 631.46 LOW
Characteristics: 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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