Mycorrhizas for plantation forestry in Asia

Date released
31 December 1994
Publication Code

M Brundrett, B Dell, N Malajczuk & Gond Mingquin (eds)


Mycorrhizal associations are an integral part of natural and managed forests. Mycorrhizas consist of partnerships between fungi and the roots of plants and their main role is to enhance plant nutrient uptake. These associations are particularly important for plantation forests established on nutrient impoverished soils. The papers presented in this publication focus on mycorrhizal research in China and the Australasian region. As a result, there is a strong emphasis on the practical utilisation of mycorrhizal associations of tree crops, especially plantation eucalypts.