Temporal changes in VAM fungi in the cocoa agroforestry systems of central Cameroon

  title={Temporal changes in VAM fungi in the cocoa agroforestry systems of central Cameroon},
  author={D Snoeck and Dieudonn{\'e} Abolo and Patrick Jagoret},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
In Cameroon, cocoa trees are mostly grown in forests and without fertilization. Our aim was to learn more about the temporal dynamics of soils in cocoa agroforests by comparing young (1–4 years old) and old (over 25 years old) cocoa agroforests. Short fallow and secondary forest were used as treeless and forest references. The numbers and diversities of soil vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal (VAM) fungi on 60 cocoa producing farms in the Central province of Cameroon were assessed based on the… CONTINUE READING


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