Effect of Mycorrhizal fungi on the Growth and Yield of Pinus Oocarpa and Pinus Caribaea Var Bahamensis Seedlings

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1980
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Ekwebelam, S.A.
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The importance of mycorrhizas in forestation is well documented (Marx, 1980). Infected soil or litter can serve as Suitable inoculum for inoculation of nursery stock, but it is unwieldy and uneconomic as a routine measure, and carfi.es with it the concomitant introduction of root pathogens along with the mycorrhizal fungi. The use of pure culture inoculum has, therefore, been recommended (Mikola, 1973), as, this provides the opportunity to use fungal symbionts which have been shown experimentally to be effective in promoting growth and improving the nutrition of their hosts (Bowen, 1973; Cline and Reid, 1982. and Ekwebelam, 1983).
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East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 45 (4), pp. 290-295
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