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Teaming with Fungi: The Organic Grower's Guide to Mycorrhizae

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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

Teaming with Fungi is an important guide to mycorrhizae and the role they play in agriculture, horticu
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Hardcover, 172 pages
Published January 11th 2017 by Timber Press
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Rachael Birri
Apr 19, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a good intro, and I think will be a good reference throughout my gardening! I had fun reading it, but it may not be accessible to folks not familiar with either a strong biology background or mycology. I feel excited to start experimenting with mycorrhiazae in my own plot and even was made aware of some of my own misconceptions!

I also learned about glomalin for the first time and am excited to talk about it more.
JEAVONNA CHAPMAN
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: soil-development
Third book in the series. Brings it all together. Lots of information about the current state of the research. Plenty of information about buying, harvesting or making your own mycorrhizal fungi stash to use in your own garden. It's not just for commercial or research use anymore. The benefits have been proven in many cases. It seems to be a common amendment. Excited to begin rebuilding my soil using these techniques. ...more
Kevin Stilley
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gardening
Excellent book for a better understanding of how mycorrhizae works to create healthy soil and plants. The first third of the book is very technical and will lose some readers before getting to the more practical information, but I encourage you to stick with the book and you will be rewarded. Casual gardeners may be better served by watching this Growing Your Greens Youtube video that discusses mycorrhizae fungi -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iAE6... . ...more
John Bliese
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Plant Propagation Know How

An initial investment in knowledge of fungi, then it's growth in symbiosis with plant roots to produce exhilarating plant growth, yield and defence. Including how to aids and resources.
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Joanne McKinnon
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I made a promise when I moved in my present home. I will leave the soil healthier than it was when I arrived. Reading every book of this series supplied me with the information I needed. I am a gardener from the soil up.
Valare Beauchamp
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This information is going to take my gardening and hydroponics game to the next level.
Glenn Younger
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
THE Mycorrhizae primer
Jhawn
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked this book but it had a lot of repetitive information. Learned a lot and will be looking for further information on mycorrhizae.
Debbie
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
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"Teaming with Fungi" is about using beneficial fungi in crop agriculture, gardening, nurseries, forests, lawns, and hydroponics. The author described the benefits to using mycorrhizae when growing many types of plants and what practices can support or disrupt their growth.

He named specific fungi known to work well with certain plants and described how to best apply them to your plants. He even described how to collect and grow your own if you don't want to buy them, though it looked like a lot o
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Erin Kirkpatrick
Apr 24, 2020 rated it did not like it
I could have gained the same or more insight from a couple of Wiki pages. OR a few YouTube videos. OR a single Paul Stamets TED Talk. No, those might contain references. This was vague and repetitive and basic. Vague: p 71 The same process, with "different organisms", "may" impact the intake of "other" nutrients. Repetitive: I believe the amount of useful information contained could be condensed into a few page pamphlet including relevant pictures. Basic: I took a single semester college course ...more
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