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Increasing Endomycorrhizal Fungus Inoculum in Forest Nursery Soil with Cover Crops

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Corn, millet, sudex, and sorghum were all effective cover crops for increasing inoculum density of vesicular-arbuscular fungi (Glomus spp.) in nursery soils. Spore production was increased approximately 7 to 12 times, depending on the cover crop used. Sweetgum seedlings did not differ significantly in size on plots previously planted with any of the four cover crops. Eighty-nine percent of the sweetgum seedlings grown after cover cropping had root-collar diameters exceeding the minimum (0.25 inch) recommended for outplanting of this species.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa; formerly, Associate Professor, School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens

Publication date: 1980-08-01

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