The effect of phosphorus on soil fungi

The AIEA Newsletter has had a request for information relating to the effect of phosphorus on soil fungi. Here is the answer according to Dr Google!

The data on this raises the question as to whether the application of super phosphate represents a Catch 22 – the application supplies phosphorus to the soil but the phosphorus reduces the fungi mycelium whose role it is to supply phosphorus to the plant.

http://www.the-compost-gardener.com/phosphorus-fertilizer.html

What is the NSW Department of Primary Industry take on this?

For the answer go to http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/41645/Soil_fungi.pdf

And to an American organization that is committed to environmental sustainability according to their website. The organization is called Lebanonturf

http://www.lebanonturf.com/education/the-truth-about-phosphates-and-mycorrhizal-fungi

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