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Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi improve the growth and health of plants.
AM fungi are, in the natural environment, extremely important for the vast majority (approx. 80%) of land plants. They play a very important role in the nutrition, ecology, pest- and abiotic stress resistance of land plants. AM fungi thus are basic components for the sustainable and robust productivity of plants. Unfortunately, many agricultural practices, like high fertilizer dosage and physical soil disturbance, negatively influence the functioning of the AM symbiosis. This causes a kind of vicious circl (less AM symbiosis -> more fertilizer and pesticides needed -> further suppression of AM symbiosis -> ...).
To point out a most important fact :
The natural life-style of land plants since their first appearance more than 450 million years ago is the symbiosis with AM fungi. 'Since ever', plants efficiently take up nutrients and water from the soil thought AM fungi. When applying AM fungi in agricultural practice, often 10-30%, sometimes more, of (expensive) phosphorous fertilizer can be saved, plants better stand drought conditions and other stress factors, and harvest is more robust and often higher.
Moreover the system is more eco-friendly.