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There are two major groups of mycorrhizal fungi: ectomycorrhizal and endomycorrhizal fungi. They are called mycorrhizae from the Greek “mukés”, meaning fungus, and “rhiza,” meaning roots.
Mycorrhizal fungi allow plants to draw more nutrients and water from the soil. They also increase plant tolerance to different environmental stresses. Moreover, these fungi play a major role in soil aggregation process and stimulate microbial activity.
According to the plant species and to the growing practices and conditions, mycorrhizae provide different benefits to the plants and to the environment:
- Produce more vigorous and healthy plants
- Increase plant establishment and survival at seeding or transplanting
- Increase yields and crop quality
- Improve drought tolerance, allowing watering reduction
- Enhance flowering and fruiting
- Optimize fertilizers use, especially phosphorus
- Increase tolerance to soil salinity
- Reduce disease occurrence
- Contribute to maintain soil quality and nutrient cycling
- Contribute to control soil erosion