Charcoal as a micro-habitat for VA mycorrhizal fungi, and its practical implication

Masanori Saito

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

41 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A stimulating effect of charcoal on indigenous VAM fungi was found recently in Japan. In order to evaluate this effect under field conditions, soybean was grown in a humus rich Ando soil with or without application of charcoal. The stimulating effect of charcoal on the infection of soybean by the indigenous VAM fungi was confirmed under these conditions. This effect was found only before the flowering stage and with low rates of P fertilizer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalAgriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
Volume29
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Charcoal as a micro-habitat for VA mycorrhizal fungi, and its practical implication'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this