First evidence for a major cover crop effect on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and organic maize growth

@article{Njeru2013FirstEF,
  title={First evidence for a major cover crop effect on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and organic maize growth},
  author={Ezekiel Mugendi Njeru and Luciano Avio and Cristiana Sbrana and Alessandra Turrini and Gionata Bocci and Paolo B{\`a}rberi and Manuela Giovannetti},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
  year={2013},
  volume={34},
  pages={841-848}
}
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are increasingly used in organic cropping systems to increase yields. Although cover crops are largely used in organic farming, there is little knowledge on the impact of cover crops on native mycorrhizal fungi. Here, we studied the effect of cover crop diversity on mycorrhizal colonization in subsequent organic maize cultivars differing in the level of genetic diversity. Experiments were conducted from 2010 to 2012 in a Mediterranean environment. First Indian… CONTINUE READING
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