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Teaming with Fungi

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From the bestselling author of Teaming with Microbes and Teaming with Nutrients comes an important guide to mycorrhizae and the role they play in agriculture, horticulture, and hydroponics. Teaming with Fungi is the first book to accessibly explain the essential symbiotic relationship between soil-dwelling mycorrhizal fungi and plants, 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. "This book accomplishes what few other books have - helping the public use these essential fungi to improve the immune systems of plants." - Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the I World
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Product details

  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • English
  • 100 colour photographs
  • 1604697296
  • 9781604697292
  • 51,475

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Improved drought tolerance, resistance to disease, and increased fruiting are just a few of the ways mycorrhizal fungi can enhance plant performance. Bestselling author Jeff Lowenfels clearly explains exactly how beneficial fungi can make or break a plant's success, and how to best optimize the advantages. Applicable to all types of cultivation--from agriculture to horticulture and ornamental gardens to legal cannabis propagation--Teaming with Fungi reveals the key role mycorrhizal fungi play in growing successful plants.
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"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
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About Jeff Lowenfels

Jeff Lowenfels is the author of a trilogy of award winning books on plants and soil, and he is the longest running garden columnist in North America. Lowenfels is a national lecturer as well as a fellow, hall of fame member, and former president of the Garden Writers of America.
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