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Discovery Helps Plants Make a Connection With Soil Fungi

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Ten years of work result in the discovery of the gene that allows plants and mycorrhizal fungi to interact and could lead to plants that require less fertilizer and can survive and thrive in arid environments.

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Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Universite de Lorraine in France, and the H
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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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  1. Curt Gesch says:

    I remember reading in Sir Albert Howard’s AN AGRICULTURAL TESTAMENT this recurring exclamation: “It was a mycorrhizal-former.” I thought, “Maybe all plants have a mycorrhizal association.” Well, maybe not, but I am leery about bio-engineering these things–plants and fungi. Don’t we have enough messes brought about by bio-engineering?

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