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peer-reviewed research article

Mycorrhizal fungi and peach nursery nutrition

authors

J. H. LA Rue, University of California
W. D. MC Clellan, University of California
W. L. Peacock, University of California

publication information

California Agriculture 29(5):6-7. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v029n05p6. May 1975.

abstract

This trial shows that mycorrhizal fungi helps peach seedlings extract zinc from the soil. The fungi were equally or more effective in overcoming soil-fumigation nutrient-deficiency effects in peach nursery seedlings than the standard nursery practice of side-dressing phosphorus and zinc at planting time. Further studies are under way to determine application and placement methods which show the greatest inoculation efficiency in peach and other plant species.

author affiliations

J. H. La Rue are University of California Farm Advisors, Tulare County; W. D. McClellan are University of California Farm Advisors, Tulare County; W. L. Peacock are University of California Farm Advisors, Tulare County;

author notes

J. H. La Rue, W. D. McClellan and W. L. Peacock are University of California Farm Advisors, Tulare County; the authors acknowledge the assistance of the L. E. Cooke Company Nursery, vislia, California.