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Individual study: Response of peat swamp forest species to mycorrhizal inoculations

Published source details

Yuwati T.W., Graham L.L.B., Rachmanadi D., Santosa P.B. & Rusmana . (2014) Response of peat swamp forest species to mycorrhizal inoculations. Pages 64-76 in: F.R.U. Banjarbu, . FORDA & L.L.B. Graham (eds.) Tropical Peat Swamp Forest Silviculture in Central Kalimantan. Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership, Indonesia.

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Add root-associated fungi to plants (before planting) Peatland Conservation

A replicated, controlled, before-and-after study in 2011 in a nursery in Indonesia (Yuwati et al. 2014) found that inoculation with root fungi typically had no effect on growth of peat swamp tree seedlings. Seedlings of 15 species were studied. Seedlings with and without added root fungi showed similar height growth for 14–15 species (depending on the fungus used) and similar stem diameter growth for 11–14 species. In June 2011, thirty seedlings of each tree species were inoculated with root fungi (10 seedlings for each of three fungal species). Ten additional seedlings were not inoculated. Seedlings were planted in pots of sterilized peat, having been grown from sterilized seed or transplanted from the wild. The duration of the experiment was not reported.

(Summarised by Nigel Taylor)