Mycorrhizal fungi

Mycorrhizas are fungal associations between plant roots and beneficial fungi. The fungi effectively extend the root area of plants and are extremely important to most wild plants, but less significant for garden plants where the use of fertilisers and cultivation disrupts and replaces these associations.

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Mycorrhizal fungi

Quick facts

Common name Mycorrhizas
Scientific name Mycorrhiza
Plants affected Almost all plants
Main causes Beneficial fungi
Timing All year

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