Teaming with Fungi is an important guide to mycorrhizae and the role they play in agriculture, horticulture, and hydroponics. Almost every plant in a garden forms a relationship with fungi, and many plants would not exist without their fungal partners. By better understanding this relationship, gardeners can take advantage of the benefits of fungi, which include an increased uptake in nutrients, resistance to drought, earlier fruiting, and more. Learn how the fungi interact with plants and how to best to employ them in your home garden.
“Accomplishes what few other books have—helping growers use mycorrhizae to improve the immune systems of plants. This natural union between plants and fungi is the foundation of our food web.” —Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
“A thorough yet accessible look at mycorrhizal fungi and their critical role in plant health and survival. . . . I recommend this book for the intermediate to advanced gardener, and certainly for anyone who grows plants professionally.” —The American Gardener
“Does much to bring the concept to light.” —Choice
“Teaming With Fungi helpfully demonstrates just how to apply the core principles of the mycorrhizal fungi process to produce healthier, hardier, happier Cannabis plants.” —The Northwest Leaf
“The third great microbe title of Lowenfels' organic gardener's earthy trilogy.” —The Daily Inter Lake
From the Back Cover
Improved drought tolerance, resistance to disease, and increased fruiting are just a few of the ways mycorrhizal fungi can enhance plant performance. Bestselling author Jeff Lowenfels clearly explains exactly how beneficial fungi can make or break a plant’s success, and how to best optimize the advantages. Applicable to all types of cultivation—from agriculture to horticulture and ornamental gardens to legal cannabis propagation—Teaming with Fungi reveals the key role mycorrhizal fungi play in growing successful plants.