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Mycorrhizal Inoculants

Stephen B. Maul phc-mti at nb.net
Wed Apr 10 12:16:55 EST 1996

A recent comment from K N and P J Harris of UK stated that:
>Plant Health Care's inoculum products "are ECTO-MYCORRHIZAE (inoculants) and are not suitable for herbaceous plants."  

In fact, Plant Health Care offers not only ectomycorrhizal inoculants,
but rather, a complete line of mycorrhizal inoculum products in
various forms involving both ectomycorrhizal and VA endomycorrhizal
fungi.  While some of the dry products contain only spores of an
ectomycorrhizal fungus, some contain a mix of four VA mycorrhizal
fungi, and some products contain both types. Those products containing
both ecto- and endomycorrhizal spores have broad applicability.  The
spores are mixed in a matrix containing root growth enhancers and soil
conditioners.  Products include inoculants for nursery beds, potting
mixes, flower beds, transplants, and soil injection.   Also available
are three different ectomycorrhizal fungi  grown in a solid-state pure
culture in a moist carrier material.  These fungi, Pisolithus
tinctorius, Hebeloma crustulineforme, and Laccaria bicolor are
available in 10-liter bags for use as a nursery bed inoculant, or as a
root dip inoculant.  A list of products, applications and prices is
available by writing to Plant Health Care, Inc. 440 William Pitt Way,
Pittsburgh, PA 15238-1330, USA.

* Stephen Maul                    *
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