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Mycorrhizal Planet: How Fungi and Plants Work Together by Michael Phillips -- click for book summary.

Michael Phillips shares green man ways to grow healthy through biological alchemy.

Mycorrhizal Planet

How Fungi and Plants Work Together
to Create Dynamic Soils

by Michael Phillips
$40 Hardcover Edition

Contents  *  Introduction  *  Hyphal Lysis  *  Fungal Compost  * 
Fungal Bonus!  * 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fungal Consciousness (read here)

Chapter One -- Mycorrhizal Ascendancy

Mycorrhizal Types

Fungal Adaptability

Propagules

Nutrient Dynamics

Hyphal Lysis (read here)

Chapter Two -- Healthy Plant Metabolism

Phytochemical Progression

  • Photosynthesis efficiency
  • Protein synthesis
  • Fat energy
  • Biological reserves

Natural Plant Defenses

  • Systemic Acquired Resistance
  • Induced Systemic Resistance

Secondary Plant Metabolites and Human Health

Chapter Three -- Underground Economy

Dancing in the Street

Mycorrhizal Networks

Innate intelligence

  • Balanced nutrition
  • Immune alerts

Nondisturbance Principle

Chapter Four -- Rhizosphere Dynamics

The Glomalin Connection

Fungal Foods

  • Soluble lignins
  • Fatty acids
  • Bacterial metabolites

Mineral Investment

Moisture for Every Plant

Chapter Five -- Fungal Accrual

Inoculum Nuance

  • Commercial products
  • Homegrown methods

Carbon Pathways

Hugelkultur

Biochar

Phosphorous Addendum

Chapter Six -- Practical Nondisturbance Techniques

Garden

  • Seedling stage
  • Incorporating organic matter
  • Shallow cultivation
  • Mycelium near and far
  • Fatty acids in garden sprays
  • Cover crop establishment
  • Fun Guys do garlic

Landscape

  • Planting a tree
  • Meaningful mulch
  • Outrageous diversity
  • Trees for the duration
  • Permaculture greenhouse

Orchard

  • Soil prep for fruiting plants
  • Ramial prunings
  • Pulsing the spring root flush
  • Fatty acids in orchard sprays
  • Bridging the AM-EM divide
  • Fungal compost pointers (read here)
  • Leaf decomposition

Forest

  • Healthy succession
  • Understory connections
  • Low-impact forestry
  • Seeing the forest for the trees

Farm

  • Farming with microbes
  • Grazing
  • Organic no-till
  • Cover crop cocktails
  • Agroforestry
Chapter Seven -- Edible Mycorrhizal Mushrooms
Chapter Eight -- Soil Redemption Song

Resources

Bibliography

Index


Contents  *  Introduction  *  Hyphal Lysis  *  Fungal Compost  * 
Fungal Bonus!  * 

Mycorrhizal Planet: How Fungi and Plants Work Together by Michael Phillips -- click for book summary.

Mycorrhizal Planet:
How Fungi and Plants Work Together

hardcover  ::   8 x 10  ::   256 pages
photographs, artwork, tables, resources
ISBN 978-1-60358-658  ::   February 2017  ::   $40

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