Mycorrhiza for all plants
Mycorrhiza is the symbiosis of plants and fungi in the soil. The benefits of the symbiosis are becoming increasingly important, since customary plant substates contain no mycorrhiza and many soils are in such poor condition that they cannot provide plants with any sustainable vitality.
The fungi provide the plants with nutrients, mainly phosphor and nitrogen, and make water more easily available. In exchange, they receive vital carbohydrates form the plant.
Through this symbiosis, root growth is strongly stimulated, the plants bloom more and become more tolerant of diseases, bad weather and poor soil conditions.
Mycorrhizal fungi also improve the soil structure. Soil aggregation is improved by the hyphal network. This is particularly important with respect to erosion control for green areas with a gradient such as highlands, embankments and roofs.
Here you can find an informative website about mycorrhiza: Leibnitz-Instituts for Biochemie in Halle (IPB)
The most important gorups of mycorhizal fungi and their plant partners
|Mycorrhiza Fungi||Plant Species|
many types of trees, particulary deciduous trees
|Ectomycorrhiza||many types of trees, especially coniferous trees|
|Ericoid Mycorrhiza||plants of the Ericaceae family
such as rhododendrons, azaleas, erica and blueberry
|Orchids need a special mycorrhiza. Plants of the family Chenopodiaceae, Cruciferaceae and Cyperaceae are non-mycorrhizal.|