Jack Edmondson said: I started a new topic as it exceeds the scope of my other question about mycorrhizal networks. In learning more about the fungal side of soil biology I have encountered some statements that confuse me. I am led to believe by some sources that a soil is either bacterial or fungally dominated. While it is not specifically stated, I am left with the impression that soil for growning vegatative plants needs bacteria and wood plants/trees need fungi. In other material I have read that they are interdependent. I am sure that soil biology is vastly more complex than we currently understand, so there is no right answer academia can provide.
My question is this based on this project. I intend to inoculate the soil with as much local biology as I can. I have several oaks on the property that are 50 to 75 years old at a minimum. I also have some pecan trees that are 20 to 30 year old 'garden trees', as well as some native pecans trees in the area that are volunteers along fence rows. 103 acres is a lot of spraying and brewing of compost tea; but I feel essential to restore the micro flora has been stripped from the property. But as I understand it, mycorrhizal tissue does not distribute in a compost tea, is that correct? So my plan was to expose seed for the vegatative plants as well as the roots of the trees with ectomycorrhizal spores to maximize the living root net exposed to arbuscular spores across the entire pasture, thus filling in the network as quickly as possible.
With that background and a focus on nut tree production, is there a large scale process to harvest local spores and beneficial bacteria that will propagate arbuscular spores?
How would one approach a large scale reinnoculation of land with spores to fill in the mycelium network as quickly as possible?