Project ID

1989-18

Abstract

Sustainable farming systems rely in part on recycling nutrients through materials such as crop residues, manure, or biological inputs. Three nutrients commonly added as fertilizers in agricultural production systems are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). Past research has shown that fungal and bacterial microbial systems may be an important way to add nutrients to the soil or to enhance availability of those nutrients already present. But the interaction of beneficial fungi and bacteria in a synergistic relationship with higher plants is still poorly understood. Moreover, very little is known about the ecology of these beneficial soil fungi.

Principal Investigator(s)

Thomas E. Loynachan

Co-Investigator(s)

Harold S. McNabb, Jr., Samina Khalil

Year of Grant Completion

1993

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