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RE: Mycorrhizal products

  • Subject: RE: [cg] Mycorrhizal products
  • From: "John Herndon" <jherndon@regionalfoodbank.org>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 13:16:45 -0800
  • Importance: Normal

Dorene & Jane,
Actually, the heat generated by the compost pile will kill the mycorrhizae
fungi therein.  'Cold' compost, such as vermicompost, is a preferred
supplement.
John

John Herndon
Urban Harvest Coordinator
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
3355 S. Purdue Oklahoma City, OK 73137
405.972.1111 ext119  fax405.688.6447
jherndon@regionalfoodbank.org
www.regionalfoodbank.org



-----Original Message-----
From: Alliums [mailto:garlicgrower@earthlink.net]
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 9:48 AM
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: [cg] Mycorrhizal products


Hi, Folks!

Jane wrote:

>I have just heard about a product that enhances root systems of plants and
>trees. I'd like to know if anyone has any knowledge or experience of a
>product called Mycor Flower Saver Plus with Colonize, described as an
>Endomycorrhizal Fungal Inoculant and Biofertilizer.

Last year I went to the "Tree Forum" sponsored by the PA Horticultural
Society.  A professor from U of MD, whose name I cannot remember but she
was supposed to be someone very respected in the tree world, reported on
her research into these products and her and her grad students efforts to
develop such a product.  Her conclusions were that NONE of the mycorrhizal
products on the market were worth diddly and the best thing one could do to
increase mycorrhizae fungi in your trees/shrubs/whatever was to compost and
spread the finished result liberally in the growing bed.


Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden

A mission of
St. John's United Church of Christ, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville, PA  19460






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