Mar 24, 2008

Post Link: Increased Drought tolerance and Resistance to Salinity Through Fungi

Fungi use Mutualism, one of the Mechanisms of Facilitation to aid plant growth. Not only Nitrogen Fixing but as stated on the linked blog post, Phosphorus uptake. In my studies for Polyculture Design, MoF are key to developing a sustainable plant guild. Building the guild involves root inoculation of the plants with mutualistic flora. Just like planting the right companions above ground , the correct underground companions work for plant health too.


Permaculture Reflections: Increased Drought tolerance and Resistance to Salinity Through Fungi

1 comment:

DJEB said...

Hi,

Your title image looks like the earthworks that Geoff Lawton helped put in. Am I right?

Permaculture and Polyculture Consulting and Design

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Getting to know your property, the plants you have and those you can grow, is a fulfilling endeavor. With most I am the steward of the land. I give them good soil biology and they do the rest. If I group them in cohesive plant communities, they respond with greater yields. If I encourage the micro-organisms (Fungus and bacteria) , the roots obsorb more nutrients making a pest and disease resistant plant. A stronger plant that gives us more organic food and takes less energy.

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