RE: [tomato] mycorrhizal Fungi

Orchid (
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 09:41:10 -0400

Well, my question here VAMF for people who have low moisture, low
phosphorous soil and the fungi compensates for it, and the rest of us with
well watered, good fertilized soil don't need it?  Or is going the low
phosphorous, VAMF Fungi better in the long run?

Peter, South Florida, Zone 10

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7
Sent:	Sunday, April 18, 1999 7:48 AM
Subject:	Re: [tomato] mycorrhizal Fungi

>>In particular, vascular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (VAMF)
increase yield in peppers grown in low-phosphorous or low-moisture soils.<<
 The key phrase here is "low phosphorous" as well as the combining pepper
culture with that of tomatoes.  While peppers and eggplant are in the same
general family, there is danger in grouping their culture.  The most common
way to get the best in production from tomatoes is to use a high
phosphorous, low nitrogen fertilizer. 5-10-5 seems to be the most popular.
Even the VAMF sellers say it should not be used in conjunction with the
high phosphorous fertilizers such as 5-10-5 that are normally used with
tomatoes.  Hi Phos. fertilizers and VAMV combined may very well burn the
roots off your new transplants.

Good gardening,
Chuck Wyatt