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Farmers Under Forty
1 years, 4 months ago
from Farmers Under Forty
"Even a short time without living roots in the soil can impact your farm ecosystem. . . . You may have heard of beneficial fungal organisms like mychorrhizae that form symbiotic relationships with plant roots. In the end, the fungal hyphae greatly expand their hosts’ ability to reach water and nutrients. To thrive and get the nutrients they need, though, they require access to living roots almost continuously. The living root system also exhudes labile organic compounds that feed a multitude of soil organisms."