Fungal Symbiosis in the Vineyard
Dec 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
It is known that grapevines form mycorrhizae with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi under nominal vineyard conditions. Additionally, it has been shown that grapevines actually appear to be dependent upon the mycorrhizal fungi for normal growth and development. Previous research indicates that mycorrhizal fungi increase the grapevine's ability to absorb nutrients and minerals from the soil, most notably phosphorus, iron, copper and zinc. It is also thought that mycorrhizal fungi increase grapevine dro...
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