Posts Tagged ‘mycorrhizae’

Will Work for Sugar: Mycorrhizae Dramatically Increases Plant Growth and Yields

Mycorrhizae are a soil fungi which symbiotically colonize plant roots, increasing their root system several hundred to several thousand times.  By extending their fungal root systems deeper into the soil, they dramatically enhance a plant’s ability to absorb water and other nutrients. In exchange for sugar from plant leaves, mycorrhizae transport nutrients and water to…

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The Secrets of Soil: A Miraculous, Vibrant, Living Community

When asked about soil, most people will tell you that it’s the dirt we use to grow food.  Soil is not dirt – it is a vibrant, living community of organic matter and contains more living microorganisms than we even know about.  It has been said that 1 million creatures exist in a tablespoon of…

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