The mycorrhizal fungi mycelium developed on the root system also increases soil stability and prevents soil erosion and sequesters carbon in the soil.
Optimally nourished plants have abundant flowers and many fruits. Sufficient nutrients and ideal water management also have an impact on the fruit’s better taste.
Ectomycorrhiza is the second most widespread (about 3-4% of plant species), typical mainly for forest tree species (coniferous - spruce, pine, fir, larch, etc., broadleaf trees - oak, beech, linden, hornbeam, elm, birch, etc.).
Ericoid mycorrhiza occurs in representatives of the Ericaceae family (in our country heathers, Erica plants, blueberries, cranberries, rhododendrons, and azaleas). Ericoid plants predominate in natural habitats with low soil pH and low nutrient availability, such as peat bogs and heaths.