Arbuscular fungi in organic systems

This important piece of research, Organic management of tilled agricultural soils results in a rapid increase in colonisation potential and spore populations of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi by Paul Gosling, Ayako Ozakib, Julie Jonesa, Mary Turnera, Francis Rayns, Gary D. Bending, was funded and published by DEFRA in 2010.

Using soil samples from 12 different locations in England - one each from conventionally farmed land, and one from nearby organic land - it highlights the greater presence of mycorrhizal fungi in organic as opposed to non-organic agricultural land.