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Teaming with Fungi : Science for Gardeners - JEFF LOWENFELS

Teaming with Fungi

Science for Gardeners

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2017
ISBN: 9781604697292
Number Of Pages: 220

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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.

About the 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.

Industry Reviews

"Accomplishes what few other books have--helping growers use mycorrhizae to improve the immune systems of plants. This natural union between plants and fungi is the foundation of our food web." --Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

"A thorough yet accessible look at mycorrhizal fungi and their critical role in plant health and survival. . . . I recommend this book for the intermediate to advanced gardener, and certainly for anyone who grows plants professionally." --The American Gardener

"Does much to bring the concept to light." --Choice

"This small but mighty guide. . . translates complex science into clear language to enhance your knowledge of your garden soil." --Michigan Gardener

"At the end of this book, you will have all the knowledge you need to make your own inoculants and predict how they will benefit your crop, lawn, or garden." --The Gardener

"To say [Lowenfels] thinks deeply about this subterranean world [of soil] is an understatement." --Hamodia

"Teaming With Fungi helpfully demonstrates just how to apply the core principles of the mycorrhizal fungi process to produce healthier, hardier, happier Cannabis plants." --The Northwest Leaf

"The third great microbe title of Lowenfels' organic gardener's earthy trilogy." --The Daily Inter Lake

Preface - 7
Fascinating Fungi - 12

Introduction to Mycorrhizal Fungi - 40
Mycorrhizae in Agriculture - 67
Mycorrhizae in Horticulture - 98
Mycorrhizae in Silviculture - 106
Mycorrhizae in Hydroponics - 122
Mycorrhizae for Lawns and Turfgrass - 127
Grow Your Own Mycorrhizal Fungi - 134
Mycorrhizae Rule! - 147
Mycorrhizae and the Future - 152

Resources - 155
Further Reading - 157
Photo and Illustration Credits - 160
Index - 162

ISBN: 9781604697292
ISBN-10: 1604697296
Series: Science for Gardeners
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st April 2017
Publisher: Timber Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.54

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