Increasing Endomycorrhizal Fungus Inoculum in Forest Nursery Soil With Cover CropsSouthern Journal of Applied Forestry
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AbstractCorn, millet, sudex, and sorghum were all effective cover crops for increasing inoculum density of vesicular-arbuscular fungi (Glomus spp.) in nursery soils. Spore production was increased approximately 7 to 12 times, depending on the cover crop used. Sweetgum seedlings did not differ significantly in size on plots previously planted with any of the four cover crops. Eighty-nine percent of the sweetgum seedlings grown after cover cropping had root-collar diameters exceeding the minimum (0.25 inch) recommended for outplanting of this species.
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Citation InformationPaul P. Kormanik, W. Craig Bryan and Richard C. Schultz. "Increasing Endomycorrhizal Fungus Inoculum in Forest Nursery Soil With Cover Crops" Southern Journal of Applied Forestry Vol. 4 Iss. 3 (1980) p. 151 - 153
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