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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Inoculation in Nursery Practice
Ted St. John
1996: Salem, OR
The beneficial plant-fungus association known as arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) or vesiculararbuscular mycorrhiza (VAM) is known to improve phosphorus uptake, drought tolerance, and resistance to pathogens, among other benefits. The symbiosis is to a large extent a buffer against unfavorable soil conditions, and the benefits are generally more readily apparent in the field than in the nursery. Even so, plants intended for revegetation, habitat restoration, or forestry should be inoculated in the nursery with appropriate mycorrhizal fungi.

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