affects of inoculated trees on soil

K N and P J Harris ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Sun Mar 17 10:38:26 EST 1996


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> I was recently reading an article on the inoculation of tree farms to 
> increase the production of truffles.  Thus creating a second crop for 
> the same amount of land.  I was wondering has there been any work done 
> what the effects will be on soil quality if a farm is inoculated 
perhaps 
> to much?
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> Any responses would be appreciated.
> 
> Ken Sanderson
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If the implication is that "over-inoculation" created a huge glut of 
truffles the most likely effect on the soil would be very serious 
compaction from the hoards of people tramping about at the dead of night 
looking for them ! :-)
Peter Harris,
University of Reading, UK.




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