GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF/IFAS teaches a course called “Applications and Analyses of Mycorrhizal Associations,” a class that’s particularly popular with organic farmers. Course participants learn how to use the power of these beneficial fungi. Professor Andy Ogram and senior biological scientist Abid Al Agely — both in the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department– will teach the course.
Mycorrhizal fungi live in the soil and add organic matter to help plants absorb nutrients and water, Al Agely said. During the course, participants will gain hands-on experience with recognizing and using mycorrhizae. By the end of the course, attendees will isolate the fungi spores and use them as fertilizer. They will also be able to determine the efficiency at which the spores make associations and if they’re working.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 9-June 11
WHERE: McCarty Hall B, Room 3108
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/soilmicro18/.
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