Landcarers can encourage fungi by maximising habitat types and microclimates that retain a variety of organic matter (leaves, sticks, branches and bark of varying age and size). This provides the best opportunity for a diversity of fungi to colonise.
Removing or minimising stresses to fungi through soil compaction, physical disturbance to soils, over-watering, fire, excessive use of fertilisers and chemicals will allow fungi to reach their full potential.
……. an excerpt from Dr Alison Pouliot’s article in the Spring issue 73 of Victorian Landcare. Fungi also feature on the front cover of the magazine.
Read the full article here.
photo: Hypholoma fasciculare © Alison Pouliot