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What is mycorrhiza?

The mutual coexistence of plants and symbiotic soil fungi, which is a natural part of natural ecosystems. It creates a vast hidden system under our feet, which one notices, for example, as a connection between trees and the mycelium of favourite convexed-cap mushroom (Leccinum or Boletus). Symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi are an ancient group known from over 400 million years ago that helped plants make the transition from water to land.

How does it work?

Mycorrhizal fungi form a dense network of fibres in the soil that connect to the roots of host plants. As a result, the plants get much more nutrients (e.g., phosphorus) and water than plants without mycorrhizae. In return, the fungus receives carbonaceous substances from plant photosynthesis.

The mycorrhizal fungi mycelium developed on the root system also increases soil stability and prevents soil erosion and sequesters carbon in the soil.

Why use it?

Plants whose roots thrive on networks of mycorrhizal fungi are healthier and more vital. Their resistance to pathogens, salinity, lack of water or transplanting stress is increased.

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.

Types of mycorrhizas

Arbuscular mycorrhiza is the most widespread type, found in 80% of the world's plant species (from bryophytes and ferns to gymnosperms and gymnosperms).

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.

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