Good fungi, bad fungi?

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Good fungi, bad fungi?

Post: # 71221Post philip_la
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:27 pm

I don't know if this has been addressed before, but has anyone ever used mycorrhizae in their seedling mix in an effort to stave off the bad fungi? I don't know if my understanding of such has any merit, but I have had seedlings push through fuzzy media in the past without any noticeable problems. I've been steam sterilizing recycled potting media lately, and I'm not sure but what this year's resultant fuzzies are more detrimental to this year's lot of seedlings.

(Not that I'm complaining too much -- I need some early culling. But is there any reason to believe that a tolerance of soil fungi in a very young seedling might translate to resistance as a full-grown plant?)
Philip F.
Zone 8 / Sunset Zn 30 (Austin, TX -- formerly New Orleans, LA)

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Re: Good fungi, bad fungi?

Post: # 71222Post henry kuska
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:53 pm

I have used mycorrhizae in my seedling mix. I have not run controlled test.

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