Fungal inoculants in the field: Is the reward greater than the risk?

Miranda M. Hart, Pedro M. Antunes, Veer Bala Chaudhary, Lynette K. Abbott

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Abstract

Biofertilizers are a large part of the global agricultural economy. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of companies producing fungal inoculants. Whether these inoculants are useful is not clear; they are difficult to monitor in the field. The unintended consequences of inoculants in natural systems is not known, but if invasive, they may pose a threat to soil and plant biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. A plain language summary is available for this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-135
Number of pages10
JournalFunctional Ecology
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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