Field Response of Pinus Species Inoculated With Ectomycorrhizal Fungi in Nigeria

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1983/1984
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Ekwebelam S.A
Edeminde M.A
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The introduction of Pinus species into Nigeria is well documented CMadu, 1967). Among the tropical species, P. oocarpa Scheide and P. caribaea Morelet have adapted most successfully for large-scale afforestation. Inoculation 'with soil established plantations and nurseries is the currently accepted procedure, and although satisfactory growth 0,[ pines has been achieved. factors such as the mycorrhizal association still appear to be critical (Ekwebelam. 1972). Fungi which form mycorrhizas with pines are absent {110m the soils of the relevant areas, and several exploratory studies (Ekwebelam. 1983; Odeyinde and Ekwebelam, 1974; Momoh and Gbadegesin, 1980) suggest that this problem can be overcome by the introduction of pure cultures of appropriate mycorrhizal fungi.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XLIX (1-4), p. 27-36