Is it better to use mushrooms native to the area OR as per my simple understanding you can use any mushroom. If the mushroom is not native to the area I am having trouble understanding how it will colonise it and make hypae?
Interesting that a PhD enviro disrespects you for suggesting mycorhyzal fungi when the alternative is glyphosate. That said, the fungi slurry might not get rid of your weeds. It might but it might actually increase them, or change the species selection... Whatever Nature needs doing in that particular location, when given that addition. You can tell your PhD associate that all soil has fungi and the vast majority of plants have a fungal partner as well as bacterial associates. The fungi gather minerals and sometimes other things like water for the plant in exchange for sugars that are developed by the plant in photosynthesis.
and the question was asked about how I expected them to colonise and make mycorrhizal fungi, this was by a PhD in Environmental Studies.
I spoke about using a mushroom slurry and that the soils are bacterial dominated and the question was asked about how I expected them to colonise and make mycorrhizal fungi, this was by a PhD in Environmental Studies. Her post name letters out weighed mine and I got laughed at, made me ask.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:It is well known (and the PHD should know this) that mycorrhizae are a boon to all trees and many other plants, helping with water and mineral uptake, consolidating soil to prevent moisture loss and they are part of the fungi network in the soil allowing communication and travel by and with all the microorganisms.