Applications of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
1. Horticultural Crops
Studies have demonstrated the benefits of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) to many horticultural crops. These benefits include improved growth, nutrition, water relations, and tolerance to various stress conditions.
The best results are often obtained when plants are inoculated during propagation (micropropagation, cuttings, and seedlings). Specifically when substrates are disinfected or sterilized in order to favor the establishment and effectiveness of the AMF symbiosis. The utilization of low doses or fertilizers and/or pesticides provides better conditions for the establishment of AMF and their subsequent benefits.
Click on the link below to see some examples of the benefits obtained by the inoculation of AMF to horticultural crops (the presentation is in Spanish, and its translation is in progress):
AMF applied to horticultural crops.